I’m unlikely to ever get there, so I found this completely mesmerizing.
And when it finally showed the Tomb where Christ was lain, and where He rose…well…silly me. Sitting here suddenly awash in tears.
UPDATE: It occurs to me that some might benefit from knowing about the Franciscan Monastery in Washington, D.C. which contains a replica of the Church of the Sepulchre. If you don’t think you’ll ever make it to the Holy Land, consider checking this place out. My husband and I visited there, and it’s quite nice. The gardens are spectacular, and there is lots of “walking’ room. And I must say that bending low to enter the replicated Tomb does have an effect on one. My husband, not a demonstrative sort, ever found it to be surprisingly moving.
The monastery is about 2-3 miles from the Capitol, near the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and the Dominican House of Studies (great liturgies, there). You can make a little pilgrimage of sorts! :-)