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Stone of Unction

The Stone of Unction, also known as the Stone of Anointing, is the place where the body of Jesus was laid down, after being removed from the crucifix and prepared for its burial, by Joseph of Arimathea.

The body of Jesus was anointed with oil and spices, and wrapped in shrouds, as preparation for burial.

The Stone of Unction is located at the entrance of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. The stone is a polished red stone, in the size of three by one meters.

 

The Stone of Unction / Anointing

The Stone of Unction / Anointing

The Stone of Unction / Anointing

The Stone of Unction / Anointing