On this Good Friday, we thank God for the incredible work of Jesus for all of us who believe. Pray for the unity of believers worldwide. Pray especially for our brothers and sisters in Israel.
Finally the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went inside. He saw and believed. (Jn 20:8)
“It’s one of Christianity’s holiest sites — the burial chamber where Jesus Christ is believed to have been entombed. Now following nine months of meticulous restoration, it’s reopened to the devoted. . . .
Quarrels between the Holy Sepulchre custodians had held up repair work to the dilapidated monument for over 50 years.
Then last year three of the communities — the Franciscan, Armenian and Greek Orthodox Churches — were able to set aside their conflicts to save the Edicule from collapse.” (Excerpted from CNN, reporting by Oren Liebermann and Lauren Said-Moorhouse.)