Where It All Began
As the sun sets on Holy Saturday, Christians celebrate Easter with Holy Fire, a tradition dating to the fourth century, in Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
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Sami El-Yousef is a native of the Old City of Jerusalem.
(photo: Don Duncan)
Christians pray at the Stone of the Anointing in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
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Melkite Greek Catholics celebrate an early morning Divine Liturgy at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Shefa-‘Amr, Israel.
(photo: Ilene Perlman)
An icon is written directly on the concrete of the Israeli separation wall near the Rachel’s Tomb checkpoint in Bethlehem.
(photo: Tanya Habjouqa)
A Bedouin is ordained to the diaconate in Jordan.
(photo: John E. Kozar)