The Church of the Holy Sepulcher

The Church of the Holy Sepulcher, which is also called the Basilica of the Holy Sepulcher or the Church of the Resurrection, is situated in the Christian Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem.

The Stone of the Anointing, which is at the 13th station of the Via Dolorosa, is located at the entrance to the church. According to Christian tradition, Jesus’ body, after it was taken down from the crucifix, was purified on this stone in preparation for burial.

Because of its great importance for the Christian world ,the church of the holy sepulcher attracts many people in the Christian world and hundreds of thousands pilgrims annually.