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Where was the crucifixion of Jesus?

So – where was Jesus really crucified? An Easter mystery!

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How was medieval Easter celebrated?

Medieval Easter was way more important than Easter is today. Two reasons. One was the celebration of the resurrection of Christ and the other was the rebirth of the countryside. In feudal rural societies – never far from starvation –…

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Templars digging under the Temple of Solomon!

Go to Jerusalem today and you’ll see the remains of the Second Temple – largely built by King Herod. That’s the king who allegedly massacred all the baby children in his realm on hearing that the Messiah had been born….

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The ill treatment of Jews in medieval Lent

The period of Lent leading up to Easter was hazardous for Jews in the Middle Ages falsely accused of the killing of Jesus by ignorant people

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Easter – ten pointless facts

One pointless fact after another about Easter in a top ten of Tony McMahon’s Easter Pointless Facts on the Knight Templar blog

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Good Friday at the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem

Good Friday 2012 found Tony McMahon in the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem watching as Easter pilgrims came into worship where Jesus was crucified

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Good Friday – explained in a procession in Portugal

Good Friday is always acted out in a procession during the feast of Our Lady of Agony in Viana do Castelo in northern Portugal

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My photos from inside the tomb of Jesus in Jerusalem!

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre was a place of worship that the Knights Templar venerated. So much so that Templar churches all over Europe were modelled on this circular church. And at its centre, still today, is the alleged…

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Via Dolorosa – the journey continues!

I left you at the flagellation of Jesus in the last blog post. Then I walked on down the Via Dolorosa to the prison where Christ was held, a church run by the Greek Orthodox church…and after that his first…

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Telling the time in the Middle Ages

Telling the time in the Middle Ages was not an exact science but there were smart ways of knowing the hour of the day

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