|Church of the Holy Sepulchre|
|Rite||Latin, Byzantine, Alexandrian, Armenian, Syriac|
|Ecclesiastical or organizational status||Active|
|Year consecrated||13 September 335|
Golgotha , (Aramaic: “Skull,”) also called Calvary, (from Latin calva: “bald head,” or “skull”), skull-shaped hill in Jerusalem, the site of Jesus’ crucifixion. It is referred to in all four Gospels.
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre has been recognized as the site of Jesus Christ’s crucifixion since the early Byzantine period and today is one of Jerusalem’s most visited tourist attractions and a place of deep religious significance.
Definitions of Holy Sepulcher . noun. the sepulcher in which Christ’s body lay between burial and resurrection. synonyms: Holy Sepulchre .
The place where the True Cross of Jesus was found – Church of the Holy Sepulchre Jerusalem.
Jewish tradition forbade burial within the walls of a city, and the Gospels specify that Jesus was buried outside of Jerusalem, near the site of his crucifixion on Golgotha (“the place of skulls”).
Simon of Cyrene /saɪˈriːni/ (Hebrew: שמעון “Hearkening; listening”, Standard Hebrew Šimʿon , Tiberian Hebrew Šimʿôn ; Greek: Σίμων Κυρηναῖος , Simōn Kyrēnaios) was the man compelled by the Romans to carry the cross of Jesus of Nazareth as Jesus was taken to his crucifixion, according to all three Synoptic Gospels.
Church of the Holy Sepulchre This church in the Christian Quarter of the Old City is where Christ was crucified , buried and resurrected. This is one of the most venerated sites in Christendom, and a major pilgrimage destination.
Catholics, like many other Christians , regards the Sepulchre in Jerusalem to be the holiest of places . It also places emphasis on Nazareth, Bethlehem, Capernaum, and other parts of the Holy Land as sacred since apostolic times, and notes as places of special sanctity the sanctuaries built on the tombs of the Apostles.
Since the arrival of Islam in Jerusalem in the seventh century, the Sunni Muslim family has held the keys of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre alongside the Joudeh Al-Goudia family (who were added to the original arrangement in the time of Saladin, the Muslim conqueror who seized the holy city from the Crusaders in 1187
The renovated Edicule at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. The purported tomb of Jesus is housed within. This site has been continuously recognized since the 4th century as the place where Jesus died, was buried , and rose from the dead.
The term ” Holy Land ” usually refers to a territory roughly corresponding to the modern State of Israel, the Palestinian territories, western Jordan, and parts of southern Lebanon and of southwestern Syria . Jews, Christians, and Muslims all regard it as holy .
Despite these previous instances, the Holy Fire is believed to have been first recorded by the Christian pilgrim, Bernard the Wise (Bernardus Monachus), in 876.