This is one of my favorite photographs that I took of a church in the Christian Quarter of Jerusalem. But this is no ordinary church. This is the Church of the Holy Sepulchre:
There are so many amazing things associated with this church – my blog is too small to hold them all! Top of the list: Christians will immediate cite this as the location where Jesus was crucified, and where his empty tomb was discovered.
By my favorite fact is an historical one, not a religious one. The Church is locked in the evening and opened again in the morning, and the holders of the key (the lockers / unlockers, if you will) have come from the same family (the Nusaybah family) and have been doing this job since the seventh century. Amazing! I’ve found the best place to read more details about this amazing story is the wonderful book by Simon Montefiori, entitles Jerusalem: the Biography.