The “Stone of Unction” is a large slab of stone placed inside the church of the Holy Sepulchre, in between the “Golgotha” (the hill of the crucifixion of Jesus), and the Tomb of Jesus.
It is a popular pilgrimage destination for Christians, and many put their personal belongings on the rock to bless them bu this holy rock.
|Stone of Unction on Google Maps|
|Stone of Unction on Franciscan Website|
Points of Interest in the Area
|Tomb of Jesus|
|Tomb of Joseph of Arimathea|
An Ethiopian mother puts her baby on the Stone of Unction at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, amidst a crowd of pilgrims. The stone believed to be the place where the body of Jesus was prepared for burial is one of the venerated points in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, believed to be the place where Jesus was put to death, died, buried and resurrected. צליינים אתיופית מניחה את תינוקה על “סלע המשיחה” בכנסיית הקבר. #ethiopian#pilgrim#pilgrimage #Jerusalem #holysepulchre #christianity #israel #travel #tour #guide