The image was taken in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre Jerusalem.
The image shows The Stone of the Anointing.

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is a Christian church within the walled Old City of Jerusalem. The site is venerated by most Christians as Golgotha, (the Hill of Calvary), where the New Testament says that Jesus was crucified, and is said to also contain the place where Jesus was buried (the sepulchre). The church has been an important pilgrimage destination since at least the 4th century, as the purported site of the Death and Resurrection of Jesus. Today it also serves as the headquarters of the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem.

Just inside the entrance is The Stone of Anointing, believed to be the spot where Jesus’ body was prepared for burial by Joseph of Arimathea. It is the 13th Station of the Cross. The lamps that hang over the stone are contributed by Armenians, Copts, Greeks and Latins.


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  • Eyal Nahmias
    Eyal Nahmiasover 6 years ago

    Indeed a capture of the faithful.. Love the expression and the expressed devotion. Thanks for sharing with the Art of the Middle East group

  • Thank you Eyal, I hope to return there again soon, it is one of the best places to capture so powerful images.

    – Moshe Cohen

  • digitalmidge
    digitalmidgeover 6 years ago

    Beautiful Moshe, my friend…;-)

  • Thank you Zoe dear friend.

    – Moshe Cohen

  • jtaft
    jtaftover 6 years ago

    i love her facial expression, and the slow fading out of the background. your work is very powerful for me moshe

  • Thank you Jess.
    I am happy that my work is so emotional for you
    and keep writing you have a lot of talent.

    – Moshe Cohen

  • Estelle O'Brien
    Estelle O'Brienover 6 years ago

    Wonderful capture. The women in sharp focus while the background fades out is great. What a historic place.

  • Thank you Estelle, it is one of my favorites.

    – Moshe Cohen

  • Gerijuliaj
    Gerijuliajover 6 years ago

    Just wonderful! As my daughter’s name is Faith it has a special meaning…

  • Thank you, Beautiful name.
    In Hebrew faith is emuna and it is a common women name in religious families. We definitely need some faith.

    – Moshe Cohen

  • Wendy  Slee
    Wendy Sleeover 6 years ago

    beautiful and sacred capture….. glimpse of something very personal and profound…

  • Thank you Wendy, it is very emotional image, one of my favorites.

    – Moshe Cohen

  • zuo leilei
    zuo leileiover 6 years ago

    i love the expression in her eyes…..she let me guess what does she think about …maybe some about her family ,or stoping war ..or wanting peace.or ….another
    in a word ,i like it

  • Nice to ear from somebody from china, thank you.
    Your english is very good. I will look at your work soon.

    – Moshe Cohen

  • aprilmansilla
    aprilmansillaover 6 years ago

    such a beautiful work of art ….I love how the back ground people are out of focous ….brings so much more to the subject …just beautiful

  • Thank you April, it is one of my favorites.

    – Moshe Cohen

  • coffeetea
    coffeeteaabout 6 years ago

    a special one! i love the compo here. different yet in harmony.

  • Caroline Gorka
    Caroline Gorkaabout 6 years ago

    Nice … a image with meaning :)

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