National Geographic 1 month ago
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Photograph by @simonnorfolkstudio on assignment for an upcoming story for @natgeo ... Franciscan monks watch from their chapel in the Rotunda, looking down on the ceremonies around the Edicule of the Church of the Holy Sepuchre, Jerusalem. The church contains, according to traditions dating back to at least the fourth century, the two holiest sites in Christianity: the site where Jesus of Nazareth was crucified, at a place known as "Calvary" or "Golgotha", and Jesus's empty tomb, where he is said to have been buried and resurrected. The tomb is enclosed by the 18th-century shrine, called the Edicule. The Status Quo, a 250-year old understanding between religious communities, applies to the site. Celebrations held to mark the opening of the Edicule after months of restoration work. All the various communities that have an interest in the Church were in attendance in all their finery. Follow @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material. @simonnorfolkstudio #photojournalism #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #jerusalem #edicule #franciscan #holysepulchre #church #priests #monks #Jesus #religion #faith #holyland #christianity #simonnorfolkstudio #igtravel #visualarchitects #traditions #culture #history #culturaltraditions #photooftheday #travelphotography

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