Entrance to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre


This is a view above the entrance to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Old City of Jerusalem.

The church was consecrated in 325 or 326 AD.

From the Wikipedia article on the Church of the Holy Sepulchre: the site is venerated as Golgotha (the Hill of Calvary), where Jesus was crucified, and is said also to contain the place where Jesus was buried (the Sepulchre). The church has been a paramount – and for many Christians the most important – pilgrimage destination since at least the 4th century, as the purported site of the resurrection of Jesus.

Published on Sunday, 3rd February, 2013.





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