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.
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 I doubt that your object was like theirs -- to rescue the Holy Sepulchre
Worshippers shout slogans during a protest near the closed entrance to the Church of the Holy Speluchre in Jerusalem's Old City, February 27, 2018 -- REUTERS/Ammar Awad CAIRO -- 7 March 2018: Having faced a situation recently where the Israeli government intended to implement a tax system on its holy grounds, the Church of Holy Sepulchre
is one of a kind.
But not so this time around -- images of the closed Church of Holy Sepulchre
that were beamed around the world proved too powerful.
Summary: Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre
, revered as the site of Jesus' crucifixion and burial.
Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre
, seen by many as the holiest site in Christianity, reopened on Wednesday after a three-day closure to protest against Israeli tax measures and a proposed law.
NNA - The Church of the Holy Sepulchre
reopened early Wednesday morning after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu became personally involved and froze the measures that had infuriated church leaders.