5th Sunday in Lent

5th Sunday in Lent

The town of Bethany played a major role in the ministry of Jesus and is famous as the place where Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead. Over the years several grand churches were erected over what is believed to be the tomb of Lazarus. By the 14th century the churches were in ruins and the original entrance to the tomb had been turned into a mosque. In the 16th century the Franciscans cut through the soft rock to create the present entrance.

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