Watch Closing of the Holy Sepulchre Indefinitely for Virus Fear

by Steve Ray on April 6, 2020

Here you will see the streets of Jerusalem compared a month ago and today. After a gorgeous video showing the inside of the Tomb, watch the closing of the Holy Sepulchre.

Watch the sad moment when the doors are locked and the custodian, my friend Omar, walks away. The movie was taken by my friend Jeries in Jerusalem who manages the church for the Franciscans.

For the official statements from the Church, click here

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Nancy March 27, 2020 at 9:12 AM

Steve and Janet,
I’m so grateful I had the opportunity to travel with you and see Holy Sepulcre in April 2016. My husband and I were scheduled to stop in Israel while on an eastern Mediterranean cruise 2 weeks ago, but Israel closed its borders the day before we got there so that stop was cancelled.
Thank you for a life changing experience. I have told everyone who would listen to see the Holy Land with you instead of with a secular tour company. God bless you both. We pray the virus passes quickly, the churches reopen and you can continue your ministry.
Nancy Hawald

STEVE RAY HERE: Thanks Nancy for your kind words and trust in us. We loved showing you our favorite places in the world and can’t wait to get back to showing it to more pilgrims. God bless you. By the way, we also have a St. Paul Mediterranean Cruise and Seminar at Sea every two years and we hit 10 biblical sites :-). God bless you!!

JoAnne McCormack March 29, 2020 at 11:36 AM

Hi! Steve,
That was indeed so sad to see.Brian and travelled with you and Janet to the Holy Land in September 2017 and it was an experience we will never forget. We fully intend to return with you again as soon as this virus is gone. Satan is having his way now, but God always prevails. I pray you and your family will be safe and please pray for us.God Bless you.

David Weymouth April 6, 2020 at 10:12 PM

So sad. I enjoyed listening to you and Amer today on Teresa Tomio’s show. Deb and I traveled with you and Janet to the Holy Land in 2015. What an incredible experience. Mass has never been the same. I hope and pray Amer is correct and a sense of normalcy will return to Israel soon. God Bless you Steve, Janet and family. Have a Blessed Easter!

STEVE RAY HERE: Thanks for you comment David. Much appreciated. Thanks for trusting us to share with you our favorite places in the whole world!

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