A senior Roman Catholic official, along with heads of the Greek Orthodox and Armenian churches in Jerusalem condemn the proposed draft legislation they say is aimed at expropriating property that the church has been subletting to commercial businessmen.
Three major Holy Land churches on Friday called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to block draft legislation they said was aimed at expropriating their property.
In a letter to Netanyahu seen by AFP, heads of the Armenian and Greek Orthodox churches in Jerusalem and a senior Roman Catholic official condemned the bill as “disgraceful.”They said its inclusion on the agenda of a government committee meeting scheduled for Sunday reneged on previous commitments to withdraw the law. Continue Reading »
With Easter almost here, religious Christians from across the world have begun to gather at Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the only Church where 6 different Christian denominations come together to pray at the same place to begin Holy Week.
Christians in the Holy Land are celebrating Palm Sunday, the start of the Holy Week that leads up to Easter.
Crowds of faithful gathered at Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the traditional site of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection.
Catholic monks during the procession in the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, Old City – Photo: Wikimedia/Abraham Sobkowski, Israel’s OFM
Many waved palm fronds to symbolize how worshippers greeted Jesus over 2,000 years ago as he triumphantly entered Jerusalem. Continue Reading »
REPORT: Hidden beneath marble for centuries with an alternative narrative, the stone slab, believed to have held Jesus’s remains before burial, has finally been exposed.
By JPOST.COM STAFF, BENJAMIN GLATT
The assumed final resting place of Jesus Christ was exposed for the first time in centuries, National Geographic reported on Wednesday.
The Stone of Anointing, where Jesus’ body is said to have been anointed before burial. – Photo: Wikipedia Commons
The stone slab which has traditionally been recognized as that on which Jesus’s body was lain after his crucifixion has been concealed by marble casing since 1555 CE or earlier in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem’s Old City. Continue Reading »
The Roman Catholic, Greek Orthodox and Armenian churches put aside their differences to engage in a $3.3 million project that will reinforce & preserve the Edicule, the ancient chamber housing Jesus’ tomb in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
By the Associated Press & Israel Hayom Staff
A team of experts began a historic renovation on Monday at the spot where Christians believe Jesus was buried, overcoming long-standing religious rivalries to carry out the first repairs at the site in more than 200 years.
Christian nuns watch as experts begin renovation of Jesus’ tomb in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem’s Old City, Monday – Photo: AP
The project is focused on reinforcing and preserving the Edicule — the ancient chamber housing Jesus’ tomb in Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Continue Reading »