He Is Risen: Happy Easter!

 A pilgrimage to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre is one of the most important and transforming in my life as this is the most sacred in Christendom, the place where Jesus Christ was crucified, laid down for preparation for burial, his Tomb and Resurrection. All of these major events in Jesus Christ's life all happened on this location. This Holy Church, managed by the Franciscans(Roman Catholic), Orthodox and Coptic religions was built by the Holy Roman Emperor Constantine between AD 326 and 335 at the suggestion of his mother, St. Helena. Pilgrims come here to remember and show respect to the ultimate sacrifice of Jesus Christ, who gave his life up for us. 
Franciscan friars every day climb the stairs all the way up to Calvary, also known as Golgotha, the site of the Crucifixion.  
Golgotha, known in Hebrew as the Place of the Skull is the site of Jesus Crucifixion. 
 The rock of Golgotha. 
Burial chamber bed where his disciples laid his body and prepared for burial. 
Pilgrim kneel down here to touch and say a prayer on this burial chamber.

Dome on top of the Tomb of Jesus Christ. 
Here is a Coptic Friar who went inside the tomb to bless it. We pray for the Coptics and the Syrian Orthodox Christians who are the most presecuted in Egypt, Syria and Iraq. 
A Syrian Orthodox monk. 
 Tomb of Jesus Christ. 
Known as the Catholikon Dome which represents the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. 
He is risen! 
Happy Easter! 

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  1. Happy Easter to you too Pamela! xo

  2. Happy Ester Pamela!!!!

  3. Buona giornata.

  4. Happy Easter...this was beautiful!! I loved it a lot x

  5. Pam, I got shivers looking at your pics. So beautiful. Hope you had a Happy Easter.


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