What does the Church of the Holy Sepulchre represent?
Church of the Holy Sepulchre, also called Holy Sepulchre, church built on the traditional site of Jesus’ Crucifixion and burial. According to the Bible (John 19:41–42), his tomb was close to the place of the Crucifixion, and so the church was planned to enclose the site of both the cross and the tomb.
Who manages the Church of the Holy Sepulchre?
It’s handed down from father to son,” said Joudeh. “I have been doing this for 30 years and I feel that the Church of the Holy Sepulchre is my second home.” The Greek Orthodox, Armenian and Roman Catholic denominations share custody of the church, where tensions often run high over control of its various sectors.
What is the holiest religion?
Eastern Christianity. Orthodox or Eastern Christians, like many other Christians, regard the Sepulchre in Jerusalem to be the holiest of places.
Why is the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem?
According to the New Testament, the tomb was close to the place of Crucifixion (John 19:41-42), and so the church was planned to enclose the site of both cross and tomb. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre lies in the northwest quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem. Constantine the Great first built a church on the site.