Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Church of the Resurrection to reopen following Bibi's help

(Custodia) - We, the heads of Churches in charge of the Holy Sepulcher and the Status Quo governing the various Christian Holy Sites in Jerusalem - the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate, the Custody of the Holy Land and the Armenian Patriarchate - give thanks to God for the statement released earlier today by Prime Minister Netanyahu and offer our gratitude to all those who have worked tirelessly to uphold the Christian presence in Jerusalem and to defend the Status Quo.

After the constructive intervention of the Prime Minister, The Churches look forward to engagewith Minister Hanegbi, and with all those who love Jerusalem to ensure that Our Holy City, where our Christian presence continues to face challenges, remains a place where the three Monotheistic faiths may live and thrive together.

Following these recent developments we hereby announce that the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, that is the site of the crucifixion of Our Lord andalso of His Resurrection, will be reopened to the pilgrims tomorrow, February 28th, 2018 at 4.00 AM

Patriarch of Jerusalem

Custos of the Holy Land

Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem


  1. They closed the church because they were going to be taxed on non religious rental properties. They should be not be held up as heroes. It would be nice to get honest reporting from the news but the church spin is that they were taxing the “church”. The reality was they were going to tax the gyro stand the church owns like they would tax any other business.

  2. On a positive note the Government of Israel has found a way to unite the Christian Churches. TAXES!!!

    Maybe a way forward to bringing us back together is to lobby for taxation of Churches...

  3. Do we worship an Incarnate God? I do not understand the division between religious and secular. It is a false dichotomy. The acceptance of such falsehood does much to vitiate our faith. What does fasting have to do with God? It's just food.