Completion of historic renovation of the Edicule

Soon many so called Christians shall celebrate their Easter with many pagan symbols. Many Christians do want the time of remembrance of the death and resurrection of Christ Jesus to come to Jerusalem and to visit the places where the master teacher walked.

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, with its Aedicule or Edicule, a towering shrine, is by many Christians considered the very holy place in Jerusalem to visit because it would be the holy site where Jesus is thought have been crucified. That place though has become often the scene of Christian rivalry as brotherly love and many debates have gone on who is allowed to held services there, when and how.

Now the home to six different Christian groups who frequently fight over the rights to maintain and worship in different sections of its hallowed halls, can rejoice that at last for their Easter celebrations, a Greek restoration team has completed a historic renovation of the Edicule, the shrine that tradition says houses the cave where Jesus was buried and rose to heaven.


Faithful visit the renovated Edicule in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, traditionally believed to be the site of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ Credit: AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner

The fund provided an initial $1.4 million (£1.1 million) for the $4 million restoration, thanks to a donation by the widow of the founder of Atlantic Records. Jordan’s King Abdullah II and Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas also chipped in about €150,000 each, along with other private and church donations,

Bonnie Burnham of the World Monuments Fund said.

At last in 2017 people can admire again this complete transformed monument.

English: Jerusalem, Church of the Holy Sepulch...

English: Jerusalem, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Golgotha Deutsch: Jerusalem, Grabeskirche, Golgotha Golgotha ist nur eine kleine Felsnase, die sich heute im Innern der Grabeskirche befindet. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)



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