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sepulchre

(US), sepulcher
a separate alcove in some medieval churches in which the Eucharistic elements were kept from Good Friday until the Easter ceremonies

sepulcher

1. A tomb.
2. A receptacle for relics, esp. in a Christian altar.
3. A shallow arched niche in the chancel to hold the elements of the Eucharist between their consecration on Maundy Thursday and the Easter High Mass.
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The Church of the Holy Sepulcher is located inside the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem and is considered the holiest and most important churches in the Christian world
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It is an unbelievable pathetic sight that every head of Christian churches, human rights leaders and heads of Christian states should witness, the Christians holding candles and praying for peace next to a fully armed Police force and soldiers outnumbering pilgrims next to the Holy Sepulcher Church.
SCUFFLE Armenian and Greek Orthodox monks scuffle at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem.
Jackson's Burial Costume (Second Skin), 2004, was laid inside Sepulcher when it appeared in "Relentless Proselytizers," a group show at Feigen Contemporary in New York last summer.
Then, barefoot and in sackcloth, he carried the cross in a penitential reverence up the street to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.
A statement by the three churches in charge of the Holy Sepulcher, the crucifixion and burial site of Jesus Christ, said that following the suspension of an Israeli decision to tax the churches for their property, it was decided to reopen the church for pilgrims and visitors.
Visitors to the Holy Sepulcher are also getting to see something special: Jesus' tomb has been renovated for the first time in 200 years.
Among those criticizing the choice were Illinois Republican Henry Hyde, who happens to be a Papal Knight of the Holy Sepulcher, and Michigan Republican John Dingell, who called for a full release of all materials surrounding the selection.
Latin Patriarch Michel Sabbah, the highest representative of the Roman Catholic church in Jerusalem, celebrated Palm Sunday Mass at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.
Pawlowski is Co-Chairman of Anaheim YMCA Fundraising Campaign and is a counselor for the Orange County region of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher.
Christian leaders announced that the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, one of the holiest sites in all of Christianity, will be closed to protest an Israeli Knesset bill that would have allowed the Israeli government to seize church land, as well as a plan to tax church property.