Orthodox Church Of The Blessed Virgin Mary
church where Jesus laid to rest

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The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, is also called the Church of the Resurrection (Anastasis) by Eastern Christians.

It is built over the place that many Christians believe was the location where the Lord Jesus was crucified, buried, and rose again on Easter Sunday morning. 

The hill of Calvary where The Lord Jesus was crucified on Good Friday was called Golgatha in Hebrew, which means the place of the skull.

The Lord Jesus was buried in a nearby rock cave and tomb (also called a sepulchre) which had been cut out of the rock.

The early Christians had marked the spot and prayed there. In 66 AD the Romans beseiged Jerusalem and destroyed the city in 70 AD. Most of the survivors fled, but a few remained or returned to pray at the holy sites.

In 132 the emperor Hadrian refounded Jerusalem as a pagan Roman city and in 135 built a pagan shrine at the place of the tomb. 

Eusebius (260-340 AD), an early church historian, recalled that he had seen with his own eyes how the pagan temple had been built over the cave which had served as the Lord's tomb (Life of Constantine 3.26). 

Jerome, a Bible scholar who lived in Bethlem in the 4th century, also later described how the pagan temple had been built on top of the site after it had been filled in and paved over...

"On the rock of the cross a statue of Venus made of marble was venerated by the pagans" (Ep.58.3).

The Tomb Of Christ

I have created a replica of the tomb of Christ, like it is in Jerusalem. While it's 80% completed and open to everyone, there are still some projects to do.

The main project left is that I would like to do the same marble top. 
The estimated cost for this is $1,000.

Anyone wishing to make a donation, would be greatly appreciated.

Marble Top

Anyone that can contribute in the construction, please let us know by completing the form to the right.

Stairs Leading To The Site Of The Crucifixion  

tomb of Jesus