The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem

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    Christianity's Most Sacred Site (2)

    by machomikemd Written Oct 15, 2013

    Part two of my tips with more pictures.

    We all know that Christianity's Most Sacred Site is the Church of The Holy Sepulchre as this huge church complex is the biblical site of the Crucifixion, Death, Burial and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Many Christian Denominations have their Popes, Patriarchs, Bishops, Metropolitan Heads and more, but all of them bow to the Magnificence of the Church as this is the most holy site in Christianity. The Church has a long history of conquest, rivalries,mfights and more during it's more than 1700 years of existence as it was renovated multiple times since Saint Helena, the mother of Emperor Constantine, the first Roman Christian Emperor, made a pilgrimage to the holy land and found fragments of the true cross among the stone foundry ruins in the old walls of Jerusalem in 330 AD and she identified the site as Calvary (Golgotha). The most prominent attractions inside are the Aedicule (the burial place of Jesus hence the Holy Sepulchre), the Crucifixion Site, the stone of unction, the Jesus Prison, the Catholicon and more and are spread around the Different Christian Denomination Areas of the Church of which the Greek Orthodox Church has the Lions Share.

    The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is located in Jerusalem, between Suq Khan e-Zeit and Christian Quarter Rd. . The Church is open daily from 05:00 AM to 8:00 PM in the summer (April to September) and from 05:00 AM to 7:00 PM from October to March.

    Admission to the site of the Holy Sepulchre is free!

    the holy sepulchre (jesus burial)
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    The AEDICULE

    by machomikemd Written Oct 15, 2013

    The Aedicule is located in a small rotunda in the Central Part of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and is considered the most important part of the Church as this is th biblical site where Jesus was buried and rose after 3 days. The aedicule consists of two chambers, the Bigger Chapel of the Angel and the very small chamber with a granite stone adorned with incense and flowers and religious items, which is the spot of the Burial Site of Jesus. The line going to the Aedicule might take 1 to 2 hours depending if there is a religous holiday and pilgrims are only allowed 10 seconds or less to go inside and pray (and take picture and videos).

    the aedicule and the rotonda chapel of the angel entrance a peek into chapel of the angel the chapel of the holy sepulchre
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    Stone of Unction - Church of the Holy Sepulchre

    by Mikebb Updated Feb 6, 2011

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    This is where the annointing and wrapping of Christ's body after his death has been commemorated since medieval times. The present stone was laid in 1810.

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