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September 24, 2008 at 7:43 am #19039
Ebimu ku bitundu ebirungi okulabako namaaso, ebiggwa ebye ddiini ye kikulistaayo mu Yerusalemi. Ebisinga bituwa okulowooza nokuyiga nga tusinziira ku byafaayo bye kitundu kino, nengeri gyebyabuna mu nsi yonna, naddala ebyo kuzaalibwa nokuttibwa kwa Yesu Kristo.
The Greatest Man in History
J E S U S
Had no servants, yet they called Him
M a s t e r.
Had no degree, yet they called Him
T e a c h e r.
Had no medicines, yet they called Him
H e a l e r.
He had no army, yet
Kings Feared Him.
He won no military battles, yet
He Conquered the World.
He committed no crime,
Yet they crucified Him.
He was buried in a tomb, yet
He lives today.
I feel honored to serve such a Leader who loves us!
AND HE IS COMING AGAIN!!!!September 24, 2008 at 8:04 am #19740
Church Of The Nativity, Bethlehem
The Nativity of Jesus, or simply the Nativity, is the account of the birth of Jesus of Nazareth in the Gospels, and various apocryphal accounts that are a key element of traditional Christian mythology.
Two different accounts of the birth of Jesus are given in the New Testament of the Bible, one in the Gospel of Matthew and one in the Gospel of Luke. Other accounts of the birth of Jesus have also been preserved, forming part of the Life of the Virgin sequence, but have not been included in the Christian canon of the Bible.
The birth narratives of Matthew and Luke have some elements in common; both relate that Jesus of Nazareth was the child of Mary, who at the time of his conception was betrothed as the wife of Joseph, said to be a descendent of the Biblical King David. His conception, preceded by an angelic annunciation, is presented as miraculous, in that he is conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit, rather than by Joseph. The Gospel of Matthew presents the birth as the fulfillment of prophecies made by the Prophets of Israel.
The remembrance and re-enactment of the Nativity scene are central to the Christian celebration of Christmas, signifying the belief that Jesus of Nazareth is the “Christ” or Messiah promised in the Old Testament.September 24, 2008 at 8:12 am #19741
Grotto Of The Nativity In The Church Of The Nativity In Bethlehem.
Here is beleived to be the place where Jesus was born.September 24, 2008 at 8:33 am #19742
Church Of The Holy Sepulchre
Main entrance to the church of the Holy Sepulchre
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre (Latin: Sanctum Sepulchrum), also called the Church of the Resurrection by Eastern Christians, is a Christian church within the walled Old City of Jerusalem. The site is venerated by most Christians as Golgotha, (the Hill of Calvary), where the New Testament says that Jesus was crucified, and is said to also contain the place where Jesus was buried (the sepulchre). The church has been an important pilgrimage destination since at least the 4th century, as the purported site of the Death and Resurrection of Jesus.
WikipediaSeptember 24, 2008 at 8:58 am #19744
The Edicule of the Holy Sepulchre (The Tomb of Christ) with the dome of the rotunda visible above.
Eusebius describes in his Life of Constantine how the site of the Holy Sepulchre, originally a site of veneration for the Christian community in Jerusalem, had been covered with earth, upon which a temple of Venus had been built. Emperor Constantine I ordered in about 325/326 that the site be uncovered, and instructed Saint Macarius, Bishop of Jerusalem, to build a church on the site. Socrates Scholasticus (born c. 380), in his Ecclesiastical History, gives a full description of the discovery (that was repeated later by Sozomen and by Theodoret) that emphasizes the role played in the excavations and construction by Constantine’s mother Saint Helena, to whom is also credited the rediscovery of the True Cross. Helena had been directed by her son to build churches upon sites which commemorated the life of Jesus Christ, so the Church of the Holy Sepulchre commemorated the death and resurrection of Jesus, just as the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem (also founded by Constantine and Helena) commemorated his birth.
Constantine’s church was built beside the excavated hill of the Crucifixion, and was actually three connected churches built over the three different holy sites, including a great basilica (the Martyrium visited by the nun Egeria in the 380s), an enclosed colonnaded atrium (the Triportico) built around the traditional Rock of Calvary, and a rotunda, called the Anastasis or Resurrection which contained the remains of the cave that Helena and Macarius had identified as the burial site of Jesus. The surrounding rock was cut away, and the Tomb was encased in a structure called the Edicule (Latin: aediculum, small building) in the center of the rotunda. The dome of the rotunda was completed by the end of the 4th century.
Each year, the Eastern Orthodox Church celebrates the anniversary of the consecration of the Church of the Resurrection (Holy Sepulchre) on September 13 (for those churches which follow the traditional Julian Calendar, September 13 currently falls on September 26 of the modern Gregorian Calendar).September 24, 2008 at 9:07 am #19746
The Stone Of The Annointing
Just inside the entrance is The Stone of Anointing, believed to be the spot where Jesus’ body was prepared for burial by Joseph of Arimathea. It is the 13th Station of the Cross. The lamps that hang over the stone are contributed by Armenians, Copts, Greeks and Latins.September 24, 2008 at 9:15 am #19743
The Tomb Of Jesus Christ.
To the left or west,after entering the church, is The Rotunda of the Anastasis (resurrection) beneath the larger of the church’s two domes, in the center of which is The Edicule of the Holy Sepulchre itself. The Edicule has two rooms. The first one holds The Angel’s Stone, a fragment of the stone believed to have sealed the tomb after Jesus’ burial.
WikipediaSeptember 24, 2008 at 10:27 am #19747MusajjalumbwaParticipant
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