church of the holy sepulchre jerusalem


church of the holy sepulchre cut away
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The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, also called the Church of the Resurrection by the Orthodox Church is a within the walled Old City of Jerusalem. The site is venerated as Golgotha (the Hill of Calvary), where Jesus was crucified  and is said also to contain the place where Jesus was buried (the sepulchre). The church has been an important pilgrimage destination since at least the 4th century as the site of the Resurrection. Today it also serves as the headquarters of the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem.  The church is home to Eastern Orthodoxy, Oriental Orthodoxy, Roman Catholicism, and Anglican.