Monday, November 10, 2008

Church Fight

I guess you could define this as a "church fight."

updated 8:58 a.m. CT, Mon., Nov. 10, 2008

JERUSALEM - Israeli police rushed into one of Christianity's holiest churches Sunday and arrested two clergymen after an argument between monks erupted into a brawl next to the site of Jesus' tomb.

The clash between Armenian and Greek Orthodox monks broke out in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, revered as the site of Jesus' crucifixion, burial and resurrection.

The brawling began during a procession of Armenian clergymen commemorating the 4th-century discovery of the cross believed to have been used to crucify Jesus.

The feud is only one of a bewildering array of rivalries among churchmen in the Holy Sepulcher.

The Israeli government has long wanted to build a fire exit in the church, which regularly fills with thousands of pilgrims and has only one main door, but the sects cannot agree where the exit will be built.

A ladder placed on a ledge over the entrance sometime in the 19th century has remained there ever since because of a dispute over who has the authority to take it down.

1 comment:

peggy said...

Sad But true, I believe there will always be fighting in the church UNTIL Jesus comes again. People just don't get it, fighting never gets us anywhere. We humans are the church and we need to really put Jeaus first to guide us into doing what is right. I don't like fighting :-(