Chapel over the Lord’s tomb consecrated after restoration

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A ceremony of consecration of the newly-restored and opened edicule over the Lord’s Tomb in Jerusalem was celebrated today by His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem. The ceremony was also attended by His All-Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, and representatives of the Roman Catholic and Armenian confessions, which keep watch over the shrine in concert with the Orthodox Church of Jerusalem, reports  During his speech he thanked all the benefactors who offered financial assistance towards the sepulchre’s first restoration in 200 years, including King Abdullah II Ibn Hussein of Jordan, head of the Palestinian National Authority Mahmoud Abbas, and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.

Representatives of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Moscow Patriarchate visited the celebration being a part of the Russian Orthodox Church delegation.

The Church of the Resurrection in Jerusalem was founded by Sts. Constantine and Helen in 336 AD. The basilica was destroyed in 1009-1021 under the Al-Hakim Islamic Caliphate, and restored in 1042-1048 by Byzantine Emperor Constantine Monomakh, with a new structure being built around the tomb. In its current form, the edicule was built in 1810 after a fire broke out in the church.

The restoration work lasted nine months, during which specialists were able to reinforce the walls of the edicule, thus removing the metal structure that had been protecting it for decades.

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  • Agiopolis | 18 June 2018, 19:32

    Мученики Христові, убиті слугами диявола з кремля...

  • Михаил | 17 June 2018, 21:47

    Вдумайтесь, без криков, истерик и "патриотизма". Кому предоставлять автокефалию? Единой Украинской церкви? А где она? Для начала её надо создать. А потом уже, даже не предоставлять

  • Mauricio | 16 June 2018, 04:47

    He is preparing to announce recognition of the one and only UOC. The so called UOC-MP will be just what it is : ROC. A parasite in Ukraine

  • mischa | 15 June 2018, 22:13

    Моливо якщо буде Божа Воля, то многостраждальна Україна отримає томос і стане канонічною об'єднаною православною країною. Божа любов переможе.

  • Jim Dietrich | 15 June 2018, 20:25

    Several years ago, the Orthodox Patriarchs of Constantinople, Antioch, Alexandria and Jerusalem met as a group and issued a joint declaration that Ukraine is NOT part of the canonical territory of

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