Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Empty tomb in the edicule

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The clergy of the different Churches keep a pretty steady wafting of incense going into the edicule.
The edicule is the structure built over the tomb of Jesus inside the rotunda of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.


E for edicule is a gift to ABC Wednesday and the door is for Monday Doorways.
Even though the grave is empty, I think the taphophiles over at Taphophile Tragics would be interested in this, the world's most famous and revered tomb.
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21 comments:

Roger Owen Green said...

great word, edicule.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Theanne said...

a very holy place!

Ann said...

I thought that looked familiar. Lovely colour in the stone.

Louis la Vache said...

Very interesting, Dina!
«Louis» is glad that Linky was still open so that you could add this to Monday Doorways.

Hilda said...

I have just learned a new word today. Thanks, Dina. Also for the photos of the beautiful tomb.

Cloudia said...

a cool new word!
and nice shots too, Dina


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ChrisJ said...

Great going! You got two for one today.

crystal said...

Nice photos. Are the little naging things above the door the incense containers/thuribles?

Herding Cats said...

Wow, how amazing!

Julie said...

Indeed, the taphophiles over this way are intruiged by this empty tomb. In my case, intruiged is not synonyous with convinced, you understand.

Being of lover of ritual - specially of religious ritual - and a lover of language, I value this post of yours for the word that is totally new to me.

I also admire your ability to tag THREE memes with the one post. Wuhoo ...

Gattina said...

Very special word for E !
Gattina
ABC Wednesday

Dina said...

Crystal, the things hanging above the door are oil lamps.
In both photos you can see a little cloud of incense going into the door. Unfortunately you can't see the thurible that each priest was swinging. (I'm shy about taking in-your-face photos of them.)

They go around the church incensing holy places (like the anointing stone) and sometimes they will swing some incense at the pilgrims too. (To which you should give a little bow or acknowledgement.)

Rob Siemann said...

A place of many fights.
Are you feeling better?

Dina said...

Rob shalom . At least they don't fight inside the edicule.
I am still sick. And now for 4 days I have a lobster-red rash all over. yuck Probably a reaction to the antibiotics, so I stopped them.

VP said...

I am not sure to like this theme...

crystal said...

Thaks for the explanation, Dina.

Hope you get well soon.

Kay said...

You have taught me a new word. This is certainly a very important place. It must be crowded year round with worshipers.

Reader Wil said...

Thank you Dina for this post about the Holy Sepulchre.
I hope you will soon recover from your rash. You might be allergic to those medicines indeed. I had it two years ago and got other medicines and a cream to heal the rash. Good luck Dina!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very interesting and beautiful post.

Regards and best wishes

Travelogue for the Universe said...

Thank you for showing us this special place. Have a great week, mary

JM said...

The decorations above the door looks fantastic!