Sunday, April 26, 2015

Myrrh, women, tombs, and a video

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For Orthodox Christians, today is the Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearers, remembering the women disciples who came to the tomb and found it empty. 
In the picture are two 1st century tombs in the Chapel of St. Joseph of Arimathea and St. Nicodemus, in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
When I visit, I always have a feeling these burial places in the modest Syriac Orthodox chapel may be the real place, instead of the famous one inside the edicule in the rotunda.

Sr. Dr. Vassa Larin, of  Coffee with Sr. Vassa fame, offers a good episode about Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearers (and why the women were right and the Apostles were wrong):


 (Linking this post to InSPIREd Sunday meme.)
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9 comments:

ellen b said...

So very interesting. Thanks for sharing, Dina!

".E." Lizard Breath Speaks, It's Beth said...

thank you for sharing ... very cool. have a lovely weekend. ( :

Sara Lorayne said...

Shalom Dina! Thanks for sharing; I hadn't seen the video yet - great message.

Liz said...

What an interesting place.
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Gerard Michaud said...

Very interesting... Thank you Dina

William Kendall said...

That looks more like a proper tomb than what I've seen of the officially accepted one.

doodles n daydreams said...

It actually looks more authentic. Enjoyed Sr. Vassa as well.

Diana
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VP said...

Something new and quite different...

Kay said...

I'm so amazed at all your know, Dina. I could see why you think this must be the real place.