Christian Information Center

For information when you are on the ground, the Christian Information Center is your “go-to” place. You can reach it by going in Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem and crossing the plaza, or you can Email the CIC from any place, including home. It is sponsored by the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land which has been the oldest Christian  (Catholic) organization with a long history in the Holy Land.

They have lists of:

Churches, locations, and the times they are open (Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant, other)

Christian institutions including places to stay (mostly in Jerusalem)

Christian charitable organizations, including schools and hospitals

Libraries, etc.

They sell maps and books and give out information about upcoming events.

For Catholic priests, they arrange masses to be celebrated.

Go to the website at

Or Email them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

or phone them internationally at 011-972-2-627692

But definitely visit them when you go in the Jaffa Gate entrance to the Old City in Jerusalem.