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• The Nativity Church
• The Givat Rambam synagogue
• El Aqsa
• Russian Church. Saint Lazarus' Church
• Church of Beitphage
• Basilica of the Agony - Church of all Nations (Gethsemane)
• Church of the Assumption (Saint Mary's Tomb)
• Church of the Ascension (also known as Dome of the Ascension)
• Church of the Ascension - Augusta Victoria
• Church of Saint Mary Magdalene
• Convent of the Pater Noster
• Dominus Flevit
• Church of the the Ascension (Russian)
• Monastery of the Holy Cross
• Church of the Visitation
• Church of Saint John the Baptist (Ein Kerem)
• Church of the Redeemer
• Church of Saint John the Baptist (Old City)
• Church of Saint Alexander Nevsky
• Church of the Holy Sepulchre
• Ecce Homo Basilica
• Church of the Flagellation
• Church of the Condemnation and Imposition of the Cross
• Church of Saint Anne
• Church of Saint Mark
• Saint James' Cathedral
• Christ Church
• Dormition Abbey
• Church of Saint Peter in Gallicantu
• Church of Saint Andrew
• Ethiopian Church
• Cathedral of the Holy Trinity
• Cathedral of Saint George

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Picture: Chebishev

(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 Love.
So that we will glorify You through our short lives, finished even before
being conceived.
So that to hear New prayers coming from every human’s heart,
Which is the same for every Human in this World, independently rich or
poor, white or colored, Abraham or Buddha’s children.
Because I believe only in Goodness..
(Amarilio's Prayer)

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 gloomy interior.

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.


Natalia Staikova


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