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Saving the Holy SepulchreHow Rival Christians Came Together to Rescue Their Holiest Shrine$
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Raymond Cohen

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195189667

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189667.001.0001

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A Patriarch Open to Reason

A Patriarch Open to Reason

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(p.129) Chapter Nine A Patriarch Open to Reason
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Saving the Holy Sepulchre
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Raymond Cohen

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189667.003.0009

This chapter discusses the enthronement of his beatitude Patriarch Kyr Benedictos I which took place at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem in March 1957. When Benedictos entered office he was determined to restore the Church of the Anastasis, whose steady deterioration he had witnessed. To accomplish this project, Benedictos strived to improve relations with other churches. Preliminary contacts to restore interchurch relations took place more or less at the same time that negotiations were under way to restore the Holy Sepulchre.

Keywords:   Patriarch Kyr Benedictos I, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Church of the Anastasis, church restoration, interchurch relations, Jerusalem

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