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As Holy Week begins...

The courtyard outside of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

The church was undergoing reconstruction while we were there, but we could still see splendor.

Imagine the thrill to hear music filling this beautiful place!

The Roman Catholic chapel within the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

These stairs lead to Calvary, where Our Lord suffered on the Cross.

This is called the Rock of the Annointing. I don't believe there is any evidence to suggest that it was on this rock that Jesus' body was annointed following his death, but worshipers pause to pray and remember here.

Bowing prostrate to remember His suffering and death on our behalf. It is possible to reach down below this floor and touch the bedrock of Calvary.


31 comments:

  1. What beautiful pictures of an amazing place. Thank you for the link up party. :)

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  2. SSo appropriate for the season. Mary Lou and I are in a choir with many rehearsals to prepare for the Triduum.

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  3. Have a very Happy and Blessed Easter, Sue!

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  4. Amazing place. Beautiful pictures.

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  5. Amazing pictures. Thanks for the link up.
    Maggie

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  6. beautiful images of an amazing place.

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  7. That's an amazing place !! Thanks for sharing your fantastic photos !!
    Greetings

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  8. I'm glad you had captions. This is a great post for the week of Easter.

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  9. What a magnificent collection of photographs. Each one is a treasure for the eyes.
    Such timely posting too. Thank you for sharing. Have a great week :D

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  10. Hope you have a great Easter week. Beautiful pics. Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful week.

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  11. I have heard so much about this place from my friends who have visited.

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  12. Reconstruction or not, what a special place to be right now. This is something you will remember forever. Fabulous photos.

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  13. Thanks most sincerely for such stunning shots, this church is truly outstanding !

    Wishing you a most Blessed Easter,
    I'm sending hugs and my hertfelt gratitude to you

    XOXO Daniela at - My little old world -

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  14. That staircase is gorgeous! What a beautiful church!

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  15. such a sacred and beautiful church. Thanks for sharing. Have a blessed Easter.

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  16. Curious are you living in Isreal right now! Otherwise, I am impressed with how many photos you took on your trip.

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    1. LOL!
      No, I'm not in Israel. We had an action-packed 10 days, though!

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  17. Stunning place. Lovely captures.

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  18. ALways amazing photos, thank you for sharing!!!

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  19. So appropriate for the week. Thanks for sharing these with us!

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  20. One of my fave spots in Jerusalem! :)

    Thanks for sharing, and for hosting the awesome hop!

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  21. Sue, fabulous photos and totally fitting with Easter this weekend. I love the stone work inside the building which reminds me of a couple of my sketches I drew for this month's A2Z challenge. Thanks for sharing and I hope you'll JUMP over for a peek at today's edition of Art Sketching Through the Alphabet Letter "J". Thanks for hosting & happy WW!

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  22. Very interesting post and pictures !

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  23. What remarkable places! Have a happy day!

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  24. Have a blessed Easter weekend!

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  25. What a splendid set of photos and captions here to guide us via your journey. Thank you for sharing. Happy Easter. Denyse

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  26. So many great photos, churches can be so impressive and beautiful to look at.

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  27. Hi Sue,
    marvelous photos and impressions of the holy week in the holy country.
    Best, Synnöve

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