5.15.2016

Sunday's Musing - The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem, Israel


Photo Source: Earthnworld.com
I have a passion for ancient architecture and its historical significance. One country I have yet to visit that I desire to travel to is Israel. This is The Church of the Holy Sepulchre located within the Christian Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem. The church contains the two holiest sites in Christendom: the site where Jesus of Nazareth was crucified, known as "Calvary", and Jesus's empty tomb, where he was buried and resurrected.
Photo Source:  Haaretz.com
Originally built by the mother of Emperor Constantine in 330 A.D., this church has long been a major pilgrimage center for Christians all around the world.

Photo Source: IsraelNews.com
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 Photo Source: ForeignLoren.com
During my research for this post I came across the blog of Foreign Loren and was very touched by her personal experience of finding our Savior Jesus Christ through forgiveness on her visit to this Holy site. The pictures above and below are from her blog and I would suggest a visit to this site where you can read about her experience.

Photo Source: ForeignLoren.com
For more information to better understand the complexities surrounding the church since 330 A.D., and the current ownership, see this link for Wikipedia. I was happy to find a recent article indicating the three churches that share ownership of the Holy Sepulchre have reached a historic accord to renovate this site. There have been no renovations since 1947 due to disagreements between these bodies. See HERE for the article.
Have a beautiful Sunday!  Thank you for visiting today.
Warmest regards,

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