06/02/09: The Church of the Holy Sepulcher
Following a private audience with His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem, the pilgrims visited the holy sites at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher - the site of Christ's death and resurrection. Pilgrims had the opportunity to venerate the site of Golgotha–the place of the crucifixion. The place where the Christ's body was anointed with spices and fragrant oils was also worshipped. Pilgrims were finally led to pray before the Tomb of Our Lord.