Main facade of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre - Old CIty of Jerusalem

Main facade of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre - Old CIty of Jerusalem

Entrance of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (Kanissat al Qi'yama in Arabic) from the courtyard

Entrance of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (Kanissat al Qi'yama in Arabic) from the courtyard

The Immovable Ladder is mentioned from the 18th century - which means that no cleric of the six ecumenical Christian orders may move or alter any property without the consent of the other five orders

The Immovable Ladder is mentioned from the 18th century - which means that no cleric of the six ecumenical Christian orders may move or alter any property without the consent of the other five orders

A mosaic depiction of Christ's body is taken off the cross

A mosaic depiction of Christ's body is taken off the cross

This mosaic depicts that Jesus body is covered in white cloth and taken away for burial

This mosaic depicts that Jesus body is covered in white cloth and taken away for burial

The pilgrims touching the The Stone of Anointing

The pilgrims touching the The Stone of Anointing

This is the stone where Jesus's body is said to have been anointed before burial

This is the stone where Jesus's body is said to have been anointed before burial

The Stone of Anointing and pilgrims - Jesus's body was prepared for burial by Joseph of Arimathea here

The Stone of Anointing and pilgrims - Jesus's body was prepared for burial by Joseph of Arimathea here

Small lanterns and candles hanging above the Stone of Anointing

Small lanterns and candles hanging above the Stone of Anointing

Another view of the Stone of Anointing

Another view of the Stone of Anointing

This small Armenian shrine is West to the Anointing Stone

This small Armenian shrine is West to the Anointing Stone

Entrance to he first chamber  it is also called

Entrance to he first chamber it is also called "Chapel of the Angel"

Details of the Chapel of the Angel

Details of the Chapel of the Angel

The tomb of Jesus is located in the center of the hall, within the structure called Aedicule

The tomb of Jesus is located in the center of the hall, within the structure called Aedicule

Supporting columns of the Aedicule

Supporting columns of the Aedicule

Huge candles at the front of the first chamber of the tomb

Huge candles at the front of the first chamber of the tomb

Entering through the small door of the first chamber

Entering through the small door of the first chamber

Tomb of the Jesus

Tomb of the Jesus

On the east side opposite the Rotunda is the Crusader structure housing the main altar of the Church

On the east side opposite the Rotunda is the Crusader structure housing the main altar of the Church

Stairs leading to the Calvary (Golgotha) - traditionally regarded as the site of Jesus's crucifixion

Stairs leading to the Calvary (Golgotha) - traditionally regarded as the site of Jesus's crucifixion

The Rock of Calvary (12th Station of the Cross) where cross was raised

The Rock of Calvary (12th Station of the Cross) where cross was raised

Calvary seen here in the the Chapel of Adam

Calvary seen here in the the Chapel of Adam

The Greek Derision Chapel is on the eastern side of the Church

The Greek Derision Chapel is on the eastern side of the Church

In this glass box, is a section of a stone column. According to tradition, Jesus was tied up to the pole

In this glass box, is a section of a stone column. According to tradition, Jesus was tied up to the pole

Original rock is shown here inside the glass

Original rock is shown here inside the glass

Another view of the rock

Another view of the rock

Along the walls of this wide staircase leading to the St. Helen Chapel is medieval graffiti of crosses

Along the walls of this wide staircase leading to the St. Helen Chapel is medieval graffiti of crosses

Entering the St. Helen Chapel

Entering the St. Helen Chapel

Prayer time in Calvary and representatives of different  Christian Orders gather here

Prayer time in Calvary and representatives of different Christian Orders gather here

Exiting the Church of the Holy Sepulchre through its main courtyard

Exiting the Church of the Holy Sepulchre through its main courtyard