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Church of the Holy Sepulchre

church in Jerusalem
Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
English: The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, is a historic church within the Christian Quarter of the walled Old City of Jerusalem. The site is venerated as Golgotha (the Hill of Calvary), where Jesus was crucified, and is said also to contain the place where Jesus was buried (the Sepulchre).


Holy Sepulchre - exteriorEdit

Holy Sepulchre parvis (courtyard)Edit


Golgotha, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, site of the crucifixion.

Eleventh StationEdit

Chapel of the CrucifixionEdit

Calvary stone, Holy Sepulchre.
Floor plan of the present church

Adam's ChapelEdit

The Stone of AnointingEdit

The Stone of Anointing.

Edicule, Tomb of JesusEdit

Edicule, the Tomb of Jesus

Chapel of the AngelEdit

Tomb of Jesus, main chamberEdit

Coptic ChapelEdit

Coptic chapel behind the Edicule at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

Catholicon, main altarEdit

View of the iconostasis at the Catholicon (Katholikon)

Prison of ChristEdit

St. Helena's ChapelEdit

Grotto of the Holy CrossEdit

Various ChapelsEdit

Other sitesEdit

Deir Es-Sultan (monastery)Edit

Abyssinian chapel, at Deir es-Sultan on the roof of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, with Dome of Catholicon (background) and dome of Chapel of St. Helena (right).

Historical images of Holy SepulchreEdit

Holy Sepulchre, photochrome print