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Church of the Holy Sepulchre opens for Palm Sunday amid COVID-19

"Last year was a terrible Easter, without people, closed doors. This year is much better, the door is open, we don't have a lot of people but we feel more hopeful that things will become better."

By REUTERS
28/03/2021

Jesus’ birthplace became a pilgrimage site earlier than previously thought

But when did Christians start traveling to places in Israel associated with events described in the Bible for religious reasons?

Eastern Orthodox mark Holy Fire in Jerusalem

Called the Saturday of Light by some eastern churches, the holiday is observed according to the Julian calendar which the Orthodox adhere to, explained Armenian historian George Hintlian.

By GIL ZOHAR
18/04/2020

Vatican, Christian leaders tour holy churches of Jerusalem and West Bank with COGAT

In honor of Christmas, COGAT approved a series of civilian measures for the Christian populations of the Gaza Strip as well as those in Judea and Samaria.

Tourism Minister urges Christians to extend hours at Holy Sepulchre Church

55% of tourists visiting Israel in 2019 were Christian, says Ministry of Tourism

By MAAYAN HOFFMAN
17/12/2019

Holy Sepulchre plans first renovation in generations

Various sects connected to the historic Jerusalem church, fraught with long-standing conflict, have agreed that renovations are necessary at the site where many believe Jesus was buried.

Easter

Easter, Good Friday celebrated in Jerusalem - watch

The ceremonial lighting of the "holy fire" took place at the historic church.

The Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos III attends a Christmas service according to th

Christian leaders to Abbas: ‘Don’t engage churches in political quarrels’

Christians jostle with Mahmoud Abbas for control over their affairs.

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre closed in protest of proposed property taxes, February 2018

Bipartisan group of congressmen slam Israel over bill to seize Church land

“We are concerned that this bill threatens the sustainability of the historic Christian presence in Jerusalem,” the lawmakers wrote in a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

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