Holy Sepulchre


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Holy Sepulchre

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(Bible) New Testament the tomb in which the body of Christ was laid after the Crucifixion

Holy Sepulchre

A tomb in Jerusalem reputed to be that of Jesus Christ. The crusades sought to recover it from Muslim rule.
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Noun1.Holy Sepulchre - the sepulcher in which Christ's body lay between burial and resurrectionHoly Sepulchre - the sepulcher in which Christ's body lay between burial and resurrection
capital of Israel, Jerusalem - capital and largest city of the modern state of Israel (although its status as capital is disputed); it was captured from Jordan in 1967 in the Six Day War; a holy city for Jews and Christians and Muslims; was the capital of an ancient kingdom
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For even the high lifted and chivalric Crusaders of old times were not content to traverse two thousand miles of land to fight for their holy sepulchre, without committing burglaries, picking pockets, and gaining other pious perquisites by the way.
You had better have tarried there to fight for the recovery of the Holy Sepulchre,'' said the Templar.
He tried to make us act plays and to enter into masquerades, in which the characters were drawn from the heroes of Roncesvalles, of the Round Table of King Arthur, and the chivalrous train who shed their blood to redeem the holy sepulchre from the hands of the infidels.
But don't you see that it is exactly what those pagan nobles would have done, to desecrate it with a sort of heathen goddess, as the Roman Emperor built a temple to Venus on the Holy Sepulchre.
We reach the 10th Station at the entrance to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
The Israeli wall, which surrounds Bethlehem on three sides, has "significantly impeded Bethlehem residents from reaching the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem and made visits to Christian sites in Bethany and Bethlehem difficult for Palestinians who live on the Jerusalem side of the barrier," according to a 2010 report by the International Religious Freedom Report.
As a member of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, Rev.
Saturday thousands gathered at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem to behold the flame that does not burn and purify themselves in preparation for the resurrection of their Savior.
Khoury - It was a beautiful and solemn procession at four in the morning (August 25th) to walk the icon of the Theotokos, the Holy Mother of God, from the monastery next to the Holy Sepulchre all the way down the via Delorosa to reach the empty tomb of the Virgin Mary at the bottom of the hill below the Russian Orthodox Convent at the Garden of Gethsemane.
Lawyers on both sides expect authorities to decide soon whether the disputed basement adjacent to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre is sacred or not, and whether the Egyptian Christians or the Israeli Muslim can claim ownership.
Burial will take place at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Stoughton.
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the traditional place of Christ's crucifixion, burial and resurrection and one of worlds most revered Christian shrines, is a short walk from here.