Restoration of the edicule
between the sacristy and the bell tower.
During the 1880s his work was broadly Beaux Arts in inspiration, typified by the Edicule
Lambeaux, an exquisite little classical pavilion he designed in 1890 for the Pare du Cinquantenaire in Brussels.
I've walked in a late-night, silent Catholic pilgrimage in Amsterdam, knelt before the bench said to have held Jesus' body in the Edicule
at Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulcher, attended midnight Mass at Madrid's Almudena cathedral, visited the Catholic church Regina Mundi in Johannesburg's Soweto township to see its "black Madonna," and I go to Latin Mass occasionally near my home in Washington, D.C.
preserves the location of Jesus' tomb not far from where he was crucified.
During the annual ceremony, top Eastern Orthodox clerics enter the Edicule
, the small chamber marking the site of Jesus' tomb.
When the Greek Orthodox patriarch emerged in the early afternoon hour from the enclosed edicule
that houses the tomb were Christ was buried after his crucifixion carrying the "miracle light," as believed by millions of Christians from around the world, people waiting outside cheered and yelled in celebration and each rushed to light bundles of candles they were carrying from the "holy fire".
Visitors stand near the newly restored Edicule
, the ancient structure housing the tomb, which according to Christian belief is where Jesus's body was anointed and buried, seen at the completion of months of restoration works, at the Church of the Holy Sep Europe Russia and China discuss coordination on North Korea The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday that Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov had held talks with China's ambassador to Russia Li Hui about Moscow and Beijing coordinating action on North Korea at the U.N.
The researchers restored a structure inside the church called the Edicule
, which is believed to house the tomb itself.
houses the Tomb of Christ in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
The bed is surrounded by an 18th century shrine, known as the Edicule
or "the little house" in Latin.
The Holy Edicule
, the shrine that surrounds the rock tomb, sits within the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
The project, which began Monday, will focus on repairing, reinforcing and preserving the Edicule
-- the ancient chamber housing Jesus' tomb in Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre.