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.
This reverend brother has been all his life engaged in fighting among the Saracens for the recovery of the Holy Sepulchre; he is of the order of Knights Templars, whom you may have heard of; he is half a monk, half a soldier.''
``You had better have tarried there to fight for the recovery of the Holy Sepulchre,'' said the Templar.
And if truth to life is the main thing the drama should keep in view, how is it possible for any average understanding to be satisfied when the action is supposed to pass in the time of King Pepin or Charlemagne, and the principal personage in it they represent to be the Emperor Heraclius who entered Jerusalem with the cross and won the Holy Sepulchre
, like Godfrey of Bouillon, there being years innumerable between the one and the other?
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.
Among the most precious of the relics were a stone from the Holy Sepulchre
, part of the crown of thorns, (they have a whole one at Notre Dame,) a fragment of the purple robe worn by the Saviour, a nail from the Cross, and a picture of the Virgin and Child painted by the veritable hand of St.
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
. But the truth could still be traced out, by any scholarly man determined to trace it.
but I doubt that your object was like theirs -- to rescue the Holy Sepulchre
Jerusalem Awqaf Director Mohammad Azzam Khatib Tamimi highlighted the King's efforts in safeguarding Al Aqsa Mosque and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre
, as well as other holy sites.
An Orthodox Christian worshipper takes part in the Good Friday services in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre
in Jerusalem's Old City April 26, 2019 REUTERS/ Corinna Kern CAIRO -- 27 April 2019: Amid high security measures nationwide, Egyptian Coptic Christians celebrate Holy Saturday.
Spiritual The Church of the Holy Sepulchre
in Jerusalem, place of the crucifixion of Jesus