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Greek Orthodox in the Holy Land

The Orthodox Church of Jerusalem is the largest single Christian community in the holy city.  It has over 90 churches in the Holy Land. Orthodox pilgrims (photo above) attend the Liturgy of the Holy Fire. Clergy (photo below) greet pilgrims to Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
 

[Also see Good Friday in Jerusalem]


 
 

Liturgy of the Holy Fire celebrates the light of the Resurrection (photo above) on the vigil of Easter in the Church of the Holy Sepulcre


The Greek Orthodox Monastery of St. George of Koziba, nestled in the lush valley of the Wadi Qelt, was founded in 420 AD by five hermits.  The guestmaster (see photo above) warmly greets pilgrims to the monastery.
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