Historic Moments at the Holy Sepulchre: repaired by Greek experts, the Holy Canopy has been returned to use

Historic Moments at the Holy Sepulchre: repaired by Greek experts, the Holy Canopy has been returned to use

Pepi Ekonomaki   After many months of work by an inter-disciplinary team from the Metsovio National Technical University, under the leadership of Professor Antonia Moropoulou, the Canopy of the Most Holy Sepulchre is now fully restored and once more ready to receive the countless pilgrims who flock to Jerusalem on...

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Restoration of Holy Sepulcher has Begun

Restoration of Holy Sepulcher has Begun

There are many historical and religious sites across the Middle East where Jesus walked when He was on earth. Two of the most famous are His tomb and where He was crucified. Both sites are located within the walls of Jerusalem’s Old City in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher....

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Holy Sepulcher to be restored by Jordan’s King

Holy Sepulcher to be restored by Jordan’s King

His Majesty King Abdullah has offered to use his own expenses to pay for the restoration of Jesus’ Tomb in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem. His Beatitude Theophilos III, Patriarch of the Holy City of Jerusalem and All Palestine and Jordan stated, “His Majesty constantly reiterates that...

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Good Friday in the Holy Sepulchre during the Middle Ages

Good Friday in the Holy Sepulchre during the Middle Ages

Cappella Romana (http://www.cappellaromana.org/) is a well known vocal ensemble, which often performs sacred music from the Middle Ages, based on extensive research in original manuscripts from centuries ago. One of the group’s recent recordings “features Medieval Byzantine Chant composed for 8th- and 9th-century commemorations of Great and Holy Friday in...

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Washington Post – Pope, Patriarch Pray in Holy Sepulcher Church

Washington Post – Pope, Patriarch Pray in Holy Sepulcher Church

The Washington Post’s article, the ’Pope, Patriarch Pray in Holy Sepulcher Church’, on May 26, 2014, provided excellent insights about Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew’s historic meeting in Jerusalem this week.  The article is well worth reading, as it summarizes the nuances of this historic meeting and the profound...

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The Holiest Place on Earth

The Holiest Place on Earth

I am the light of the world. John 9:5 Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen! It is here in Jerusalem that we can proclaim this news every day because it is the very place of Christ’s Holy Resurrection. Especially this year, as I celebrated the Holy Pascha Midnight Resurrection...

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