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Watch an Easter service from the Garden Tomb in Jerusalem

Garden Tomb in Jerusalem
Credit: Phillip Benshmuel/Wikipedia/Creative Commons 4.0

If churches in your area are still locked down, you may want to watch CBN’s Easter Service live from the Garden Tomb in Jerusalem. It’s available in English, Spanish and Mandarin.

Click here to watch the service.

CBN writes:

As the sun rises over the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem on Easter Sunday, thousands of people will be turning to the Garden Tomb to celebrate in a place many believe to be the place where the resurrection occurred almost 2000 years ago. The sermon will be available in English, Spanish and Mandarin.

Some believe that the Garden Tomb is the place where Jesus was buried after His crucifixion and then rose from the dead. But those who manage the site do not make this claim but rather point to it as an example of what a tomb in that day looked like, including a ramp where a stone was rolled to block the entrance.

Archaeologists have dated this particular tomb to the 8th or 7th century BC. While it was very common for tombs to be reused, the Gospel of John tells us the Lord’s tomb was new and had never been used:

41 At the place where Jesus was crucified, there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb, in which no one had ever been laid. (John 19:41)

Nevertheless, the site and surrounding garden is a popular pilgrimage spot for Christians who visit the site to worship and reflect on their faith.

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