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Priest holding crucifix, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem, Israel

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Priest holding a crucifix in The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem, Israel

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, known as the Church of the Resurrection (Anastasis) to Eastern Orthodox Christians, is a Christian church in the Old City of Jerusalem. The ground on which the church rests is venerated by most Christians as Golgotha, the Hill of Calvary, where the New Testament describes that Jesus was crucified. It also is said to contain the place where Jesus was reportedly buried (the sepulchre).

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre has been an important pilgrimage destination since the 4th century, and it remains the holiest Christian site in the world.

Today it serves as the headquarters of the Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem and the Catholic Archpriest of the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre.

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Old Jerusalem, Israel


Location/Subject: Israel
City/Town: Jerusalem
State/Province: Jerusalem District
Country: Israel
Sublocation: Mediterranean Basin
World Region: Middle East
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