The Church of the Holy Sepulchre

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre

 

 The Church of the Holy Sepulchre: The road goes through the Jaffa Gate which was built with the walls of the old city in the mid of the 16th century by order of the Turkish Sultan - Suleiman the Magnificent. All the holiest places of Christianity are under the vaults of the temple of the Holy Sepulchre which is visited along the tour: Calvary (Golgotha), the Stone of Anointing, the Tomb of Jesus. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre has existed since 335 year AD. Guests will see the last stops of Jesus on the way to the place of the crucifixion at Calvary. You will see the road followed by Jesus Christ- Via Dolorosa. Golgotha is the place where you can touch the golden disc placed on the site of the crucifixion of our Lord. This is the place where you can pray for health and for repose, to write notes. Then the tour is followed with a visit to the Stone of Anointing where the body of our Lord was placed after the crucifixion and anointed. The Stone of Anointing is illuminated by the lamps placed all over by Christian denominations owning the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. The Cubiculum-the Tomb of Jesus - is in the middle of the Church. The Holy Sepulcher is the main shrine of the Christian world, a tomb in the rock; in this tomb, according to the Gospel, Jesus Christ was buried after the crucifixion and on the third day he was resurrected. The tomb is the main altar of the Church of the Resurrection of Christ in Jerusalem. According to tradition, the tomb was outside the city walls, north-west of Jerusalem, near Calvary. At the beginning of the 4th century, the Cave of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher was built above it. Cubiculum is a small (6 x 8 m) Dome Chapel yellow-pink marble in the center Rotonda Temple Resurrection in Jerusalem, enclosing a coffin Lord greatest Christian shrine. There are two wings in the Cubiculum: the Holy Sepulcher and the Aisle of Angel. On Holy Saturday, the ceremony of the Holy Fire took place. The patriarch entered the aedicule (edicule), where the Easter Fire was kindled and then passed from hand to hand. Today, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre is one of Jerusalem’s main landmarks and continues to draw many pilgrims and visitors.

 

 

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