Pinsteps. Church of the Holy Sepulcher; Catholic part

There is an organ in the Catholic part of the church. It is easy to see figures of Mary Magdalene and Jesus above the altar. The interior of the church reminiscents how Mary Magdalene meet Jesus at the tomb's garden after his resurrection. The gospel says that Jesus looked like a gardener. Tall wooden doors in front of the altar lead to an inner room used as the Museum of the Catholic presence in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Various symbols are engraved on the massive doors, among them crossed keys. These keys are the symbol of the kingdom of heaven. Catholics believe that Jesus gave it to Peter, who gave it to the pope where Peter was crucified in Rome.


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Jerusalem Old City Holy Sepulcher and Wailing Wall

The trip takes us from the Jaffa Gate through the Christian Quarter to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. After that, we will visit Golgotha, the stone of anointing, burial, and resurrection, St. Helena Chapel - the site where the Holy cross was found. Further, the route passes through Muristan to the Jewish Quarter, Kardo Street, excavations of the walls of Jerusalem from the time of Jesus, the mosaic of Madaba, the Hurva Synagogue, the Menorah, the panorama of the Olive and Temple Mountains, the Wailing Wall. Finally, we return to the Jaffa Gate through the Muslim Quarter, the monuments of the Mamluk architecture, and the street of David.

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