Pinsteps. Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the stone of myrrh oil

This stone, according to tradition, was used for the funeral rite. The body of Jesus was washed, anointed with oils, and wrapped in a shroud upon this stone. Then the body was brought into the cave and the entrance was blocked with a large boulder. This burial was widespread at that time. The body of the deceased was brought into the cave, entrance to which was blocked with big stone to prevent wild animals from accessing the corpse. Since the bodies were not covered with soil, it was necessary to use incense, which exuded a pleasant smell in the burial caves. People sought to avoid the stench emanating from burial caves located outside the city. Today, many believe that the stone exudes myrrh oil - one of the incense that was used in the burial. On this stone, it is customary to consecrate various objects.

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Church of the Holy Sepulcher in a wheelchair. Jerusalem, Israel. Feb 3, 2020

The tour begins in the car park near the Zion gate. This parking lot is the most convenient for wheelchairs and most close to the old city. The route runs along the flat part of the city completely avoiding steps and steep climbs or descents. The path to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher passes through the Jewish and Christian quarters, the ancient Cardo street and the markets of the Christian part of the city.

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