Tag: Holy Sepulchre Church

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre

| October 17, 2012 | 0 Comments
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Church of the Holy Sepulchre Believed by most to be built on the site of the Christian Savior‘s crucifixion and burial, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre has a long history. The church was twice leveled to the ground, suffered earthquake damage, and in 1834 was the site of several deaths when parishioners were crushed in […]

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Tomb of Mary

| October 17, 2012 | 0 Comments
Tomb of Mary

Tomb of Mary The Christian Gospel doesn’t mention the death or burial of Mary, mother of the Christian Savior. Nonetheless, there is a tradition that her tomb is located at the foot of the Mount of Olives. On this spot there is a low-lit 5th century CE Crusader church containing a sizable crypt that holds an empty […]

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Church of the Sepulchre

| October 17, 2012 | 0 Comments
Church of the Sepulchre

Church of the Holy Sepulchre – Golgotha No Christian pilgrimage to Israel is complete without a visit to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre  located in the Christian Quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City. According to one of Christianity’s earliest traditions, this church, built during the 12th century, located at Golgotha, is believed to be the […]

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Dominus Flevit Church

| October 17, 2012 | 0 Comments
Dominus Flevit Church

Dominus Flevit Church As you walk down the western slope of the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, you will come to the pretty little Church of Dominus Flevit. Shaped like a teardrop, the church commemorates the tears shed by the Christian Savior as he envisioned the future destruction of Jerusalem. According to the Christian Gospel, […]

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Via Dolorosa

| September 2, 2012 | 0 Comments
Via Dolorosa

The Via Dolorosa The emotional highlight of a Christian pilgrimage to Jerusalem is retracing the steps of the Christian Savior as he walked to his crucifixion, a route known as the Via Dolorosa. This is the route that, according to tradition, the Christian Savior followed after he was condemned by Pontius Pilate. Today it has evolved […]

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