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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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For the moon never beams without bringing me dreams Of the beautiful ANNABEL LEE; And the stars never rise but I see the bright eyes Of the beautiful ANNABEL LEE; And so, all the night-tide, I lie down by the side Of my darling, my darling, my life and my bride In her sepulchre there by the sea - In her tomb by the side of the sea.
``You had better have tarried there to fight for the recovery of the Holy Sepulchre,'' said the Templar.
"Let us wed, even at the door of the sepulchre! My life is gone in vanity and emptiness.
Forty-two years waxed and waned; the good fight was won; Godfrey reigned in Jerusalem--the Christian hosts reared the banner of the cross above the Holy Sepulchre!
Jerusalem, May 6 (Petra) -- Patriarch of the Holy City of Jerusalem and all Palestine and Jordan, Theophilus III, expressed his appreciation and gratitude on behalf of himself, members of the Holy Synod, the Brotherhood of the Holy Sepulchre, the clergy and members of the Greek Orthodox Church of Jerusalem for His Majesty King Abdullah II who made a donation for restoring of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem at his own expense.
An Orthodox Christian worshipper takes part in the Good Friday services in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City April 26, 2019 REUTERS/ Corinna Kern CAIRO -- 27 April 2019: Amid high security measures nationwide, Egyptian Coptic Christians celebrate Holy Saturday.
Tradition holds that every year on the Saturday prior to Easter, a flame arises from the tomb of Christ at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.
Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in West Dundee, attended the annual meeting and investiture weekend of the prestigious papal Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Oct.
The visit comes two weeks after the Israeli assault against the Deir Al-Sultan Monastery monks in front of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, in the Old City of East Jerusalem, and detaining one of the priests, who was released after that.
This came while Coptic monks held a sit-in in the forecourt of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where Jesus is believed to be buried.
If Christian monuments are controlled in Jerusalem, the spring that feeds the Christian spirit will run dry," he said in his address after meeting Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai, referring to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. "We do not want our churches to become just touristic centers where we must wait at the door to enter, just as could have happened with the Church of Resurrection in the Zionist state," he added.