Tag Archives: Burial

The Church Of the Holy Sepulchre

Church of the Holy Sepulchre

The rotunda that encloses the tomb.

The rotunda that encloses the tomb.

Looking up to Golgotha

Looking up to Golgotha

A mosaic panel that greets you when you enter the church

A mosaic panel that greets you when you enter the church

Behind the glass you can see Golgotha

Behind the glass you can see Golgotha

The Latin chapel of Calvary where we celebrated Mass.

The Latin chapel of Calvary where we celebrated Mass.

 

The Greek chapel of Golgotha

Golgotha, upon which Our Lord was crucified .

Golgotha, upon which Our Lord was crucified .

A medieval tradition therefore not authentic but I find it moving in that it reminds me of the preparations for the burial of Jesus.

A medieval tradition therefore not authentic but I find it moving in that it reminds me of the preparations for the burial of Jesus.

The dome over the Greek church in the Sepulchre.

The dome over the Greek church in the Sepulchre.

An Armenian altar

An Armenian altar

The Armenian gallery

The Armenian gallery

Holy Sepulchre, the western courtyard

      

Now there was a man named Joseph from the Jewish town of Arimathea. He was a member of the council, a good and righteous man, who had not consented to their purpose and deed, and he was looking for the kingdom of God. This man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then he took it down and wrapped it in a linen shroud, and laid him in a rock-hewn tomb, where no one had ever yet been laid. It was the day of Preparation, and the sabbath was beginning. The women who had come with him from Galilee followed, and saw the tomb, and how his body was laid; then they returned, and prepared spices and ointments. On the sabbath they rested according to the commandment.  ~Luke 23:50-56