Hundreds of people are flocking to the newly opened Church of the Holy sepulchre in Jerusalem

© RIA Novosti / Artur Gabdrahmanov Jerusalem re-opened the Church of the Holy sepulchre. 28.02.18Hundreds of people are flocking to the newly opened Church of the Holy sepulchre in Jerusalem© RIA Novosti / Artur Gabdrakhmanov

Hundreds of people flocked to the Church of the Holy sepulchre, when early on Wednesday morning the gates were opened after an unprecedented three-day break. Many cry and pray on his knees.

The keepers of the Shrine, restored the access of pilgrims to the places of execution, burial and resurrection of Jesus, after the Israeli authorities expressed readiness to start negotiations on the settlement of a tax dispute. The doors were shut on Sunday because of the conflict managers Church churches with the municipality.

The temple gates opened on Wednesday morning, about 4 in the morning (5 GMT) chief steward temple Wajih nusseibeh.

«Today, after a three-day break, I once again opened the gates of the Church. Was happy that the pilgrims came back. Thanks to everyone who helped to restore the status quo», — told RIA Novosti the hereditary Keeper of the key.

Inside immediately rushed a few hundred people — journalists and pilgrims.

One of them, hieromonk Meletios told that he had brought a pilgrim group from Ukraine — they come to Old city just to the opening — right from the airport.

«Indeed a great favor, because when we went — didn’t know that the temple will be opened. People were crying, but tears of joy. It is really a great spiritual reinforcement for all believers. The more that we come to pray for peace in Ukraine, asking that the Lord has sent the Ukrainian earth peace,» said FR RIA Novosti.
© RIA Novosti / Artur Gabdrahmanov Jerusalem re-opened the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. 28.02.18Hundreds of people are flocking to the newly opened Church of the Holy sepulchre in Jerusalem© RIA Novosti / Artur Gabdrahmanov Jerusalem re-opened the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. 28.02.18

Over Jerusalem the sun rises, and going to the temple more and more pilgrims come first service.

People kiss the stone of unction, where the descent from the cross the body was wrapped in burial shrouds, climb to mount Calvary, where they executed Jesus pray at the Holy Sepulchre, the cave where he was buried and rose again.

One of the first at the Tomb Liturgy of the Armenian Church, which, together with the Greek Orthodox and Catholic runs the temple. People on their knees, gathered around the Shrine.

© RIA Novosti / Artur Gabdrahmanov Jerusalem re-opened the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. 28.02.18Hundreds of people are flocking to the newly opened Church of the Holy sepulchre in Jerusalem© RIA Novosti / Artur Gabdrahmanov Jerusalem re-opened the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. 28.02.18

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