Church of the Holy Sepulchre (Round Church), Cambridge
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Built in 1130 – yes, nearly 900 years ago.
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The Ethiopian Church on the roof of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem
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"One of the doors on the roof leads to the Ethiopian monks’ chapel.
This is separated from a passageway by a green-painted railing, leaving just room for four pairs of benches on each side of a Persian carpet-runner before a simple screen of dark, silver-painted wood.
In the centre, a horseshoe-arch opens to the high altar, hung with white silk, beneath an icon of the Virgin and Child.
Ethiopians speak the ancient Semitic language of Amharic. They worship in the even more ancient dead language of Ge’ez. Their liturgy if full of surprises. As well as Sunday, Saturday is a holy day, and in each church the Ark of the Covenant is revered. Indeed Axum cathedral is said to house the Ark once kept in the Holy of Holies of the Jewish Temple."
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Zahi Shaked A tour guide in Israel and his camera firstname.lastname@example.org 9726905522 tel סיור עם מורה הדרך ומדריך הטיולים צחי שקד 0546905522 The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, also called the Church of the Resurrection by Eastern Christians, is a church within the walled Old City of Jerusalem. It is a few steps away from the Muristan.The entrance to the church is through a single door in the south transept. This narrow way of access to such a large structure has proven to be hazardous at times. For example, when a fire broke out in 1840, dozens of pilgrims were trampled to death. In 1999 the communities agreed to install a new exit door in the church, but there was never any report of this door being completed. The site is venerated as Golgotha, (the Hill of Calvary), where Jesus was crucified, and is said to also contain the place where Jesus was buried (the sepulchre). The church has been an important Christian pilgrimage destination since at least the 4th century, as the purported site of the resurrection of Jesus. Today it also serves as the headquarters of the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem, while control of the building is shared between several Christian churches and secular entities in complicated arrangements essentially unchanged for centuries. Today, the church is home to Eastern Orthodoxy, Oriental Orthodoxy and Roman Catholicism. The church is also of limited importance to Anglican and Protestant Christians.. On the south side of the altar via the …
Holy Sepulchre Church
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This is a view of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the only entrance door – it is the place of Christ’s crucifixion over the Calvary. The Church dates back to 330 A.D. and contains a number of chapels and shrines controlled by many different Christian faiths. Violence has broken up so many times among them, that from 1192 to this day a Muslim family is entrusted with the keys to that front door, and a family member comes twice every day, to open it early in the morning and lock it at night
Vista da Igreja do Santo Sepulcro e a única porta de entrada – é o local onde Cristo foi crucificado sobre o Calvário. A igreja foi construída no ano 330, constituída de uma variedade de capelas e altares controlados por várias igrejas cristãs. Confrontos violentos ocorreram tantas vezes, que desde 1192 até o presente a tarefa de abrir e fechar a porta do Santuário está a cargo de uma família muçulmana, e uma pessoa dessa família vem duas vezes por dia, abrir aquela porta cedinho e fechar com chave à noite
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Church Of The Holy Sepulchre – All You Want To Know
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is one of the important sites for Eastern Christians as it holds references to Jesus Christ. This basilica is a Christian church which is situated within the walls of prominent Old City of Jerusalem which is the place where Jesus Christ once lived. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is also commonly referred to as Church of the Resurrection. According to sources this prominent basilica was built by the famous Roman emperor Constantine in around 325/326 AD. Constantine I guided her mother Helena to construct basilicas on possible places which hold reference to Jesus Christ. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is the outcome of the same treaty which now stands amongst the prominent sites in the world.
Church of the Holy Sepulchre – Galgotha?
Most Christian venerates this Church of the Holy Sepulchre as the Hill of Calvary also sometimes referred to as Golgotha. According to the New Testament in the Holy Book of Bible, Golgotha is the place where Jesus Christ was crucified. It is widely believed that this site is also the place of Jesus’ burial. This church has been serving people as an important scared place especially for Christians since last four centuries. This site is also considered as the possible site of Jesus’ death and then resurrection from death.
Church of the Holy Sepulchre – burial Place?
The site is a compound of numerous sub-sites which commemorates Jesus Christ. The church also features a rocky outcrop which is considered to be the place where the cross was kept. This site was said to be beyond the boundaries of the city but close to a gate which made it appropriate location for crucifixion. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre also features first century tombs which supports the likelihood of Jesus’ tomb being in the premises of the church. These tombs are also called as “Tombs of Joseph of Arimathea” and are evidently said to be from the time of Jesus Christ. With so many commemorates to Jesus Christ this place is obviously one of the significant holy spots for Christians.