Finding your way to Calvary

Finding your way to Calvary

The true place of the Crucifixion is within you and not at a specific place, argues Dennis Niziol (inset, above).

I have visited the Holy Land many times often leading groups with Pastor David Beresford.

We have an ongoing discussion as to which of the two sites in Jerusalem is the authentic ‘Calvary’.

David prefers the ‘Garden Tomb’, while I lean towards the ‘Church of the Holy Sepulchre’ as the original place of Crucifixion.

Those judged worthy of death were executed outside the city walls.

The Garden Tomb is outside the walls of Jerusalem, whilst it is arguable that the Church of the Holy Sepulchre site was outside the walls during the time of Jesus.

Both places have a tomb nearby where the body of Jesus could have been laid.

The Garden Tomb has a ‘Resurrection Sunday’ feel about it and cosmetically has more going for it than the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

It is a beautiful garden area and many pilgrims feel the presence of the Lord there, and the tomb itself has evidence of early Christian markings.

On the other hand the Church of the Holy Sepulchre has a stronger historical basis from the time of Constantine.


Read the whole article in context in the April 2024 issue of Direction Magazine.

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