Sepulchre


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SEPULCHRE. The place where a corpse is buried. The violation of sepulchres is a misdemeanor at common law. Vide Dead bodies.

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The heads of the churches who jointly manage the Church of the Holy Sepulchre announced the closure outside of the church on Sunday.
Worshippers shout slogans during a protest near the closed entrance to the Church of the Holy Speluchre in Jerusalem's Old City, February 27, 2018 -- REUTERS/Ammar Awad CAIRO -- 7 March 2018: Having faced a situation recently where the Israeli government intended to implement a tax system on its holy grounds, the Church of Holy Sepulchre is one of a kind.
But not so this time around -- images of the closed Church of Holy Sepulchre that were beamed around the world proved too powerful.
NNA - The Church of the Holy Sepulchre reopened early Wednesday morning after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu became personally involved and froze the measures that had infuriated church leaders.
Jerusalem's mayor on yesterday suspended a plan to impose taxes on properties owned by Christian churches, backing away from a move that had enraged religious leaders and led to the closure of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
In response, Christian leaders have reopened the Church of the Holy Sepulchre after closing it due to the controversial measures.
Summary: Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre, revered as the site of Jesus' crucifixion and burial.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Al-Quds (Jerusalem) remained closed for a third day Tuesday as Christian leaders protested against Israeli occupation tax measures and an oppressive proposed law.
The three held a press conference in front of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and announced their protest that is supported by presidents of 13 churches' in their statements in February 2018 and September 2017.
Church leaders in Jerusalem shut the Church of the Holy Sepulchre on Sunday in protest at a new Israeli tax policy and a proposed land expropriation law which they called a "systematic and unprecedented attack against Christians in the Holy Land".
From hereon, the rest of the five stations are inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
I suspect we will not be in the Holy City very long before we make our way to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the only church in the world, as John Peterson puts it, "that houses an empty tomb" (A Walk in Jerusalem).