Thursday, November 16, 2023

Is the Church of the Holy Sepulchre bleeding in Jerusalem?

The anointing stone in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre is anointed daily with holy oils and myrrh

The Custody of Holy Land Denies

(Jerusalem) In recent days, a video from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem has been widely circulated on social media. It is supposed to prove that blood and oil are currently gushing out of the anointing stone at the entrance to the basilica. The Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land issued a statement yesterday. First, here's the video:

And here is the statement of the Custody of the Holy Land:

Custodia Terræ Sanctæ

The Custody of the Holy Land would like to make it clear that it has nothing to do with the video that has appeared on the Internet claiming that the anointing stone in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre has begun to excrete oil and blood.

The stone is anointed daily with fragrant myrrh, and the faithful collect this oil with handkerchiefs or garments, which they keep for personal devotion in remembrance of the death of our Lord Jesus Christ.

There is no supernatural phenomenon that could corroborate the statements in the text accompanying the video, and no Franciscan of the Custody of the Holy Land is involved in this revelation.

Published by Custodia Terræ Sanctæ on Wednesday, November 8, 2023

The Custody of the Holy Land was founded in 1217 by the General Chapter of the Franciscan Order. Shortly thereafter, St. Francis of Assisi himself attempted to make a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. Through his influence on the Sultan of Egypt, the Franciscans obtained toleration in the Holy Land when, after the victory of the Islamic armies over the Crusaders, all Latin Christians were expelled from the country. In 1333 they succeeded in obtaining custody of the Upper Room and have since been able to regain or repurchase other holy places. In 1342, the Pope officially commissioned them to look after the interests of the Church of Rome in the Holy Land.

Text/Translation: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: Custodia Terræ Sanctæ (Screenshot)

Trans: Tancred



Andy Cymbalak said...

This piece of stone was part of a restoration in 1810. Hardly ancient, long removed from the time of Jesus, venerated mostly by Orthodox Christians and a few of them would make anything bleed.

Anonymous said...

And if the rock is bleeding, what does that mean?

Anonymous said...

Shut it, Gaybrielle. The current stone was moved to its current location in 1810, but is dated back to a 12th century restoration after it was destroyed after a fire.

Nick Galaxas said...

"And if the rock is bleeding, what does that mean?"

It means someone is injecting it with a red solution. Anything in the 'miraculous' domain is great for tourism. Calvary was made into a theme park even while Jesus was dying on the Cross.

Anonymous said...

> complete rationalist

Barnum said...

Spoken like a gay on the rag, Gaybriel.

Anonymous said...

Clerical gays love nothing more than to look down on the simple laity who still believe in miracles.

Andy C said...

"Clerical gays love nothing more than to look down on the simple laity who still believe in miracles."

Yes, it's these types who are running the lucrative TLM industry and attendant devotionalism who are exploiting the fragile 'simple laity.'

Burke, Sarah and Schneider are stand outs.

Barnum said...

Hey, Candy,

You mean as opposed to the St George Floyd industry, Catholic Charities, CHD, and the shedload of other commie charitable industries your well-heeled, well-connected Big Catholic College lib arts alumni are grifting from?

AC said...

Barnum is rattled and dribbling out of control.

Get help old chap.