The week of intensive excavation was part of a $11 million, two-year renovation and archaeological excavation at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
“I want to emphasize that our main concern is the safety of the pilgrims that are coming to the Old City,” said Yoram Segal from the Jerusalem district police.
Schick’s passion for architecture led him to become one of the most important architects of 19th-century Jerusalem. He was responsible for designing and building many of the most iconic buildings in the city.
The Holy Fire is described by Greek Orthodox Christians as a miracle that occurs every year at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem on the day before the Orthodox Easter.
‘You grow reading up [Biblical] stories. Being here, where they took place… suddenly the imagination becomes real,’ says Brother Craig Spence from New Orleans.
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre reopened on Wednesday after a three-day strike led by the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate who claimed they were responding to anti-Christian measures by the Israeli government. His claim could not be further from the truth.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo traveled to Israel this weekend to strengthen economic ties and demonstrate New York’s unwavering friendship and support in the wake of recent attacks in the Jewish community.
Join Zahi Shaked as he guides us along the pathways of the holy city of ancient Jerusalem.
Thousands of Christians flocked to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem to participate in an ancient fire ceremony which takes place at what is believed to be the tomb of Jesus.
Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it. (Psalms 34:15) For the first time since Israel’s inception in 1948, the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) and the Christian holiday of the Feast of the Cross will overlap this year when the sun sets on Friday. Due to the sensitive […]