During Easter, barriers are set up in the early hours of the morning in the courtyard at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre
. Its aim is to keep people out of the Church: A site central to Jesus's death, crucifixion and resurrection.
The heads of the churches who jointly manage the Church of the Holy Sepulchre
announced the closure outside of the church on Sunday.
"We, the heads of Churches in charge of the Holy Sepulchre
and the status quo governing the various Christian holy sites in Jerusalem -- the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate, the Custodian of the Holy Land and the Armenian Patriarchate -- give thanks to God for the statement released earlier today by Prime Minister Netanyahu and offer our gratitude to all those who have worked tirelessly to uphold the Christian presence in Jerusalem and to defend the status quo," the leaders of the three denominations in charge of the site said in a statement.
Roman Catholic officials issued a statement saying that Christian leaders were holding consultations and would soon announce their response, including a decision on whether to reopen the Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Christian leaders closed the Church of the Holy Sepulchre
on Sunday at noon in a rare move, leaving thousands of pilgrims and tourists seeking to visit what many see as the holiest site in Christianity locked outside, Al-Manar reported.
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From the Ninth Station, we went to the rooftop of the Holy Sepulchre
Church (really a terrace and a courtyard) and entered the door where we found the chapel of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church.
I suspect we will not be in the Holy City very long before we make our way to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre
, the only church in the world, as John Peterson puts it, "that houses an empty tomb" (A Walk in Jerusalem).
The restoration meant the tomb at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre
in Jerusalem's Old City was finally opened to the public, but without adequate support, its future remains uncertain.
Archaeologists working in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre
in the old city of Jerusalem have uncovered the stone slab venerated for almost 2,000 years as the resting place of Christ.
RAMALLAH, October 20, 2016 (WAFA) - President Mahmoud Abbas has offered to make a "personal contribution" in support of the restoration work on the Edicule of the Holy Sepulchre
The repairs at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre
are the first in two centuries and will reinforce and conserve the structure.
The Holy Fire, which is ignited every year at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre
in Jerusalem, is to be brought to Bulgaria at 6.30 pm on Holy Saturday.
In recent years, Israeli forces have prevented Christians from going to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre
or the Church of Resurrection, the Way of Sorrows and other Christian sites in the holy city.