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Faithful gather for Good Friday in Jerusalem

Posted in 1 by beyondtheborder on April 11, 2009

Thousands of Christian clergymen, worshippers and pilgrims thronged the alleyways of Jerusalem‘s Old City, chanting hymns and bearing crosses as they marked Good Friday by retracing Jesus’ final footsteps.

Hundreds attended prayers Friday morning at Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulcher, where Christian tradition says Jesus was crucified and resurrected.

For full article, visit http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090410/ap_on_re_mi_ea/ml_holy_land_good_friday

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Israeli Passover restrictions prevent hundreds from reaching Jerusalem for prayer

Posted in Jerusalem by beyondtheborder on April 11, 2009

Muslims heading to the Al-Aqsa Mosque for Friday prayers and Christians wishing to worship at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where Jesus is said to have been buried following his crucifiction, in Jerusalem were turned away from Israeli checkpoints.

For full article, visit http://www.maannews.net/en/index.php?opr=ShowDetails&ID=37015