Church of the Holy Sepulchre: Altar

The magnificence of this Greek Orthodox altar with its many icons reminded us to honor Jesus’s crucifixion with great awe and reverence. This Chapel of Golgotha shows Jesus hanging on the cross (behind the votive oil lamps and candle chandelier) with larger-than-life, 3-dimensional icons of His mother to His right (left side of this photo) and best friend John on His left.

Greek Orthodox altar at The Church Of the Holy Sepulchre

Mary …

3 dimensional icon of Mary at Chapel of Golgotha

… and John.

Icon of John at Chapel of Golgotha