Some more of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher

These are some clips of some filming I was able to do in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. This is a church that was first built between the years 326 and 335 AD by the Roman emperor Constantine as the suggestion of his mother St. Helena. It was destroyed by Fatimid sultan Hakim in 1009 and rebuilt by the Byzantine emperor Constantine Monomachus in the 1040’s. It was further enlarged by the Crusaders between 1114 and 1170. It suffered a disastrous fire in 1808 and an earthquake in 1927, and has since had extensive repairs.

The small service at the beginning of the film is taking place just outside the tomb of Christ.

Published by: wismered

an Episcopalian priest living in Houston, Texas. My wife and I have 4 kids thriving in college! Day job is pastoring 850+ students, 18 months to 8th grade at St Francis Episcopal Day School.


3 thoughts on “Some more of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher”

  1. AMAZING! thank you so much for getting up so early and for the steady camera work. I loved the close ups of the mosaics.

    1. You are so welcome! You more than anyone I know would resonate with what people experience when they come to worship in this place. Some find it dark and dreary. I find it exhilarating to be where the first disciples were when their world was turned upside down because Jesus had conquered death.

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