Friday, 14 October 2011

The oldest church in the world, the church of The Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem

This is really the oldest church in the world, it originates from the year 326, and it is almost 1.700 years old. The church is built on the hill of Golgotha where Jesus was crucified, buried and resurrected. Stations 10 to 14 of the Via Dolorosa are located in the church. We will come back on that later. There are many Christian streams and in the church you find a Greek Orthodox, Armenian and Roman Catholic part. All these different styles in one church is very unique. For us this church has touched us the most because of the historical events and different styles. This is not just a statement. because we have already visited more than a hundred churches.

Dit is echt de oudste kerk van de wereld, ze werd gebouwd in het jaar 326 en is bijna 1.700 jaar oud. De kerk werd gebouwd op de heuvel van Golgotha waar Jezus werd gekruisigd, begraven en is herrezen. Stations 10 tot 14 van de Via Dolorosa zijn in de kerk gevestigd. Hierop komen we later terug. Het Christendom bestaat uit verschillende stromingen en in deze kerk vind je een Grieks Orthodox, Armeens en Rooms Katholiek gedeelte. Al deze verschillende stijlen in één kerk is zeer uniek. Voor ons is dit de kerk die ons het meeste geraakt heeft omwille van de historische gebeurtenissen die hier hebben plaatsgevonden. Ook de verschillende stijlen hebben hiertoe bijgedragen. Dit is niet zomaar de uitspraak, we hebben reeds meer als 100 kerken bezocht..

church of The Holy Sepulchre
church of The Holy Sepulchre
church of The Holy Sepulchre
church of The Holy Sepulchre
church of The Holy Sepulchre
church of The Holy Sepulchre
church of The Holy Sepulchre
church of The Holy Sepulchre
church of The Holy Sepulchre
Previous Jerusalem article: Emotional visit on the Via Dolorosa, Jerusalem

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10 comments:

  1. Gorgeous photos from this amazing building. A few wonderful details. I know, it is not easy to photograph a high church with all the angle. Thank you for the important information.

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  2. A hundred churches only during this trip or even before too?

    The decors and the style are all impressive despite the age.

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  3. wonderful shots!!!


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  4. What an amazing destination and recount...one day...!

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  5. Filip, thank you so much for sharing those amazing photos of the oldest church with us! The architecture of the building is breath taking!

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  6. Amazing, so much variety. I love the fourth photo, the inter-play of the light and arches is wonderful and so interesting.

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  7. @Places of Sunshine,

    You made me curious, I had to look at the 4th photo. My fave is instead the photo before the last... is that a pedestal or something? That must beall real gold, isn't that, Filip?

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  8. What an amazing history this church holds! I am happy to see it still stands after all these years so people can visit.

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  9. All the histories are records on the wall, and on the bricks.

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  10. What wonderful photos, Filip! You have captured this church beautifully!!
    I hope to one day do a trip to the Holy Land!

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