Thousands of Christian pilgrims are here in Jerusalem to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Now a unique ministry is taking the celebration of Easter -- and other Christian celebrations -- to the world. It's called IPrayTV and it connects viewers online to some of the most notable Christian sites in and around Jerusalem. For example, on Wednesday, April 15th, they plan to deliver the first ever live webcast from within the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
This means that in the convenience of your own home and at no cost, you can see live what's happening here in Jerusalem. Their goal is to "help connect believers around the glove to the Holy Land."
Here's an excerpt from their recent press release:
IPrayTV is the first provider of Internet broadcast services to faith-based organizations linking ministries to the Holy sites through simulcast. The service was launched in October 2008 and maintains live streaming video 24/7 from key Christian holy sites in Jerusalem, including Calvary, Mount of Olives, Mount Ascension, the Eastern Gate, the City of David, the Garden of Gethsemane, and the city of Jerusalem. IPrayTV was also responsible for the first such feeds delivered from the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem during Christmas of last year. Individual users may log on to www.ipraytv.com at any time to become a member, at no cost.
"As soon as the technology became available, we've been working to help believers around the world share the experience of Israel and the Holy Sites," said Mike Peros, Founder and CEO of IPrayTV. "The ability to log in and connect to these sites year-round can enrich the way many people relate to their faith, all the more so during the holidays. We received very positive feedback following our Christmas feed from Bethlehem, and I expect the unprecedented access we have been granted into the Church of the Holy Sepulchre will make this year's Easter more meaningful for our viewers as well."
IPrayTV is dedicated to linking ministries to Jerusalem and the holy sites through its simulcast technology. Through the company's new video streaming technology, Christian pastors and ministries will be able to virtually connect to these Holy Land sites and deliver their sermons and biblical teaching. For believers, who until recently could only witness these sites through pilgrimage in person, the ability to see and hear events at these sites in real time represents a new way to strengthen their knowledge and their faith."
If you can't make it to Jerusalem in person, it's a great way to see the city live from anywhere in the world.