The Holy Sepulchre is not the kind of church that gets dressed up for Christmas.
I'm guessing that putting up a tree or any decorations in the public spaces would wreck havoc with the old Status Quo agreement among the various denominations in the church.
So imagine my delight and surprise a few days ago when suddenly a normally-locked door in the rotunda opened for a second and revealed a lit-up tree and a creche!
Such a warm glow, even on the wooden door.
I got a shot a split second before a monk came out.
I suppose the room is the sacristy of maybe the Copts.
Hmm, wonder where the stairs lead to . . . .
BTW, I gave you a bum steer in yesterday's post. It turned out that the televised Midnight Mass for Christmas Eve was from Nazareth and not Bethlehem.
Hope everyone is having a happy day.
Merry Xmas to all the Xtians!
(Even though that is the Greek letter chi and not an English X, I link to ABC Wednesday's X-day. And the door can be for the Israel-based meme Whimsical Windows, Delirious Doors.)