We attended 4:30am Mass &Communion at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in the Old City of Jerusalem. There were 13 persons in attendance. Our Priest questioned how many would receive Communion. Show of Hands was unanimous. The Mass was celebrated in both Latin & English. The surrounding aura defies description in Words! This aura remains with us to date. Every moment was Sacred. Highly advise to visit. Good health is required. The walk from the Hotel at 4:00am was about 20 minutes and we felt especially safe. A Most Blessed Lifetime Experience.
Phenomenal architecture. Worth a visit even if you're not Christian. Entrance looks very unassuming, but once you step inside you would be amazed.
Such a nice place in terms of history, with an amazing atmosphere. The place is in a city of mixed cultures and you can see the different ages. This place seems small but so important at the same time. However it is more a symbolic place rather than something similar special to see. The church is really crowded and it is hard to move and access the sacred sites.
We were lucky to visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre just on the day it was being officially re-opened after lengthy restorations in March 2017. Large groups of Christian dignitaries representing all kinds of Churches appeared from the inside. After that a glorious peak inside at the holiest of the holiest and of course a well deserved 10 seconds in the tomb of Christ after waiting for 45 minutes in line.
They have 7 gates to enter in the city, most of the buss stations are on Damascus gate right outside. Inside is a bazar where you can’t find from flip flops to raw meets. Very crowded, exchange offices inside and info as well. Nice place for shops, eat even cut you hair.