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CHURCH OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE
(click on the candle)
(c) Daniel Amarilio
Greek Orthodox, Catholic, Armenian, Syrian, Coptic, Ethiopian
Located off Dyers' Street and Christian Quarter Road
Please give Humanity wisdom
To eliminate the Poverty in the World.
So that the rich become richer.
So that no Poverty exists.
So that no Parent bury his Child.
So that our wonderful Planet is safe.
So that we to live with Joy, in Peace and surrounded by
So that we will glorify You through our short lives,
finished even before
So that to hear New prayers coming from every humans
Which is the same for every Human in this World,
independently rich or
poor, white or colored, Abraham or Buddhas children.
Because I believe only in Goodness..
A remarkable edifice built by the Crusaders over earlier
foundations, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre contains such a
curious conglomeration of altars, chapels, and architectural styles
that anyone would be led astray! Every day hundreds of pilgrims and
clergy weave in and out of the church, creating an atmosphere of
noise and confusion not alleviated by the sanctuary's dark and
Yet, though finding your way around can be a truly frustrating
experience, this has to be the most dynamic church in the country.
Believed by most of the Christian world to encompass such sacred
sites as Calvary (Golgotha), the Holy Sepulchre, and the cistern in
which Helena found the True Cross, the church is alive with a
profusion of languages and a variety of diverse apparel.
The chapel's striking altar marks the 11th Station, the site at
which Jesus was nailed to the Cross. A fine example of Renaissance
art, the altar was made in Florence in 1588 and given to the church
by Cardinal Medici a few decades later. Look for the Medici name.
Six panels of hammered silver (four in font and one on each side)
depict scenes from the Passion.
Until 1831, pilgrims were required to pay a fee in order to visit
the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. But during a hiatus in Turkish
rule, when the Egyptians controlled the Holy Land and pro-Christian
Ibrahim Pasha governed Jerusalem, such fees were banned. Since that
time entrance to the church has been free to all comers.
Copyright Povertyvision and Daniel
Amarilio © 2001-2003