ENGLISH  RUSSIAN

The Golgotha Hill

The Golgotha (Calvary) in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher is the specific place where Jesus was crucified and dies on the cross. This is a small hill, outside of the walls of Jerusalem, almost 2,000 years ago. This is the Twelfth Station of the Cross in the Via Dolorosa.

In the Holy Bible, the place where Jesus was crucified is the Golgotha (from the Aramaic word for skull). According to tradition, Adam, the first man, was buried underneath the Golgotha hill. The blood of Jesus dripped onto Adam’s skull, symbolizing forgiveness for the Original Sin of Adam (the eating of the fruit).

In the background there is Jesus on the cross and above him is his conviction “INRI - This is Jesus from Nazareth the King of the Jews”. The lower and main part of the Golgotha hill is visible in the Chapel of Adam, beneath us.

 

The Golgotha / Calvary Hill in the Holy Sepulcher

The Golgotha / Calvary Hill in the Holy Sepulcher

 

Jesus is on the cross

Jesus is on the cross

Removing Jesus from the crucifix

Removing Jesus from the crucifix