Jesus’ Tomb Renovated For First Time In 200 Years

JERUSALEM — A team of experts began a historic renovation on Monday at the spot where Christians believe Jesus was buried, overcoming longstanding religious rivalries to carry out the first repairs at the site in more than 200 years.

Christian Orthodox worshippers parade around Jesus' tomb ahead of lighting candles from the Holy Fire in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, in Jerusalems Old City, on April 11, 2015 during the Orthodox Easter ceremony of the 'Holy Fire'.

Hebrew Graffiti at Jerusalem Monastery Threatens Christians

Israel ordered a high-priority police investigation on Sunday into anti-Christian messages scrawled in Hebrew on the walls and doors of a Jerusalem monastery, saying they marked an assault on religious harmony. “Idols will be extirpated” – a line lifted from

An Orthodox monk cleans graffiti from a door of the Greek Orthodox Seminary, located next to the Domition Abbey on Mount Zion in Jerusalem's Old City January 17, 2016. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun