Tag Archives: Holy Sepulchre

Dedication of the Holy Sepulchre: First and Foremost a Place of Worship

From the Custos earlier this week: Every fifteenth of July the Diocese of Jerusalem commemorates the day that the Crusaders’ Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre was consecrated as a religious building. In the same way as the Church joins together … Continue reading

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Holy Fire!

Celebrated by Orthodox Christian in the Holy Sepulchre. RT has this stunning video: Thousands of Orthodox Christian braved hours of waiting to witness the Holy Fire ceremony in Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre – an important annual rite for the … Continue reading

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Patriarch Kirill Sorts Out the Holy Sepulcher’s Debt

The Russian Patriarch is a powerful and influential man, make no doubt about it… The conflict over unpaid water bills of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem has been resolved, the spokesman for Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All … Continue reading

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Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Row Over Water Bill

And their bank account blocked: Standoff over unpaid water bill could result in closure of revered church believed to be site of Jesus’s crucifixion and burial. The Guardian: One of the most venerated sites in the Christian faith, the Church … Continue reading

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The Church of the Holy Sepulchre: Two Online Resources

Via Bible X: ATS pro Terra Sancta have a couple of publications that they have placed online related to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. The Holy Sepulchre: The Pilgrim’s New Guide. This is a small book containing … Continue reading

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Church of the Holy Sepulchre Comes Alive at Night in Jerusalem

In the Huffington Post: Jerusalem –  After the last tourists leave the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem’s Old City at nightfall, a little-known but centuries-old tradition unfolds at one of Christianity’s holiest sites. Clerics from the three largest … Continue reading

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New Website for the Church of the Holy Sepulchre Launched

By the Custody of the Holy Land: The site, with enhanced graphics, offers numerous updated materials in four languages ― Italian, English, Spanish, French ― along with a rich selection of images and downloadable photos of the Church of the … Continue reading

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Ethiopians on the Roof of the Holy Sepulchre

An ancient African monastery is perched above the Holy  Sepulchre in Jerusalem. I went to see the Ethiopians on the roof of the church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem this week. The way up is not easy for a stranger … Continue reading

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Easter Where it Happened

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Good Friday at Golgotha

More than ever on Good Friday, the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre is the heart of Christian Jerusalem. Since dawn, pilgrims have gathered in the courtyard, waiting to take part in the liturgy of the Passion at the altar of … Continue reading

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