The Stone of Anointing

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The Stone of Anointing

Just inside the entrance is The Stone of Anointing, also known as The Stone of Unction, which tradition claims to be the spot where Jesus' body was prepared for burial by Joseph of Arimathea. However, this tradition is only attested since the crusader era, and the present stone was only added in the 1810 reconstruction. The wall behind the stone was a temporary addition to support the arch above it, which had been weakened after the damage in the 1808 fire; the wall blocks the view of the rotunda, sits on top of the graves of four 12th century kings, and is no longer structurally necessary. There is a difference of opinion as to whether it is the 13th Station of the Cross, which others identify as the lowering of Jesus from the cross and locate between the 11th and 12th station up on Calvary. The lamps that hang over the stone are contributed by Armenians, Copts, Greeks and Latins.

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Jurgis Karnavicius on March 11, 2012

Привет Надя, был здесь, хорошо помню... хорошая документация, like! Юргис (наверное около месяца не заходил в Panoramio, совершенно нет времени...)

Nadia Kushnir on March 11, 2012

Привет, Юргис! Что поделаешь - запарка иногда бывает... Это хорошо! У нас какая-то дикая, нетрадиционная погода... Только ветер с песком традиционный. Спасибо тебе за добрые слова!

AndyUrbina on March 15, 2012

Hermoso registro de manifestación de fe, Like. Saludos cordiales, Andy

Nadia Kushnir on March 15, 2012

Muchas gracias, Andy! Saludos cordiales. Nadia.

Wojciech Noworyta on March 22, 2012

Very nice. L+F

Nadia Kushnir on March 22, 2012

Many thanks, Wojciech!

Yuri Megel on May 3, 2012

Хорошо! У меня это протокольный снимок. а здесь- люди, атмосфера. Мысль видна! Хорошо!

Nadia Kushnir on May 3, 2012

Спасибушки, Юрий! В таких местах главное - терпение!

JeO112 on July 19, 2013

Preciosa foto, Me gusta,
☆☆☆Like + Favorita☆☆☆,
Saludos desde "La isla del encanto"
Puerto Rico....JeO112.

Nadia Kushnir on July 19, 2013

Muchas gracias, JeO112!!!! Saludos cordiales! Nadia.

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