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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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Upon Collins' death, Shoemaker exercised the power of sepulcher that she believed was granted to her by Collins' durable power of attorney and made arrangements to have Collins' body cremated.
Why is it that we Palestinian Christians, descendants of the original followers of Jesus, cannot worship freely in the Holy Sepulcher?"
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. It is this "exaltation" of the cross that we commemorate on this September feast.
The procession culminates at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, where Jesus was buried before his resurrection, which is celebrated on the Great Pascha Sunday, also known as Easter.
The current custodian of the key of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Adeeb Joudeh Husseini said that, "a prayer was held in the Church in the presence of about 50 people from the Ethiopian parish, after the prayer and after the worshipershad left, some of the ceiling fell, causing great damage to the church, but thanks to God and His kindness there were no casualties at all."
Visitors to the Holy Sepulcher are also getting to see something special: Jesus' tomb has been renovated for the first time in 200 years.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday summoned Israeli ambassador to protest against Tel Aviv's unilateral acts in the holy city of Jerusalem , that aims to tamper with the western wall of Church of the Holy Sepulcher.
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.
Israeli police arresting Coptic monk Makarios at the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem.
The Holy Fire that is lit every year at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem on the day preceding Orthodox Easter is believed by Orthodox Christians to be a miracle.