Frequent question: When was the Church of the Holy Sepulchre restored?

Who owns the Church of the Holy Sepulchre?

“I have been doing this for 30 years and I feel that the Church of the Holy Sepulchre is my second home.” The Greek Orthodox, Armenian and Roman Catholic denominations share custody of the church, where tensions often run high over control of its various sectors.

Why is there conflict over the Church of the Holy Sepulchre?

In 2004, during a procession to commemorate the discovery of Christ’s cross, a Greek Orthodox priest took exception to a Roman Catholic chapel being left open. The ensuing fracas between Greek Orthodox and Franciscan monks resulted in spilt blood and arrests. … Injuries, arrests and damage to church ornaments ensued.

What was the first church in history?

The oldest known purpose-built Christian church in the world is in Aqaba, Jordan. Built between 293 and 303, the building pre-dates the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem, Israel, and the Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem, West Bank, both of which were constructed in the late 320s.

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