WATCH: Christians attend Easter mass in Jerusalem's Holy Sepulchre

ByREUTERS
March 27, 2016 14:40

Pilgrims and local Christians have been flocking to Jerusalem's Old City to celebrate Easter and Jesus' resurrection.




Christians attend Easter mass in Jerusalem's Holy Sepulchre

Dozens of Christian worshipers attended a festive Easter Sunday mass in Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre, believed to be Jesus' place of burial.

Pilgrims and local Christians have been flocking to Jerusalem's Old City to celebrate Easter and Jesus' resurrection.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.



Local Christians were joined by pilgrims from all over the world in a procession which was led by Roman Catholic Patriarch Fouad Twal. Twal led the faithful in prayer at the traditional site of Jesus' crucifixion, burial and resurrection, which is considered one of Christianity's most sacred sites.

Easter Sunday marks the culmination of Holy Week, which begins with Palm Sunday, and commemorates the resurrection of Jesus three days after his death by crucifixion.
sign up to our newsletter

Related Content
An Evangelical Lutheran Church.
June 27, 2017
Evangelical Christians becoming less opposed to gay marriage, poll finds

By REUTERS

Israel Weather
  • 22 - 36
    Beer Sheva
    23 - 29
    Tel Aviv - Yafo
  • 23 - 32
    Jerusalem
    23 - 29
    Haifa
  • 29 - 43
    Elat
    26 - 40
    Tiberias