- The Washington Times - Sunday, April 12, 2009

JERUSALEM (AP) - Jerusalem is buzzing with religious activity.

Catholics are holding an Easter Sunday Mass at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, marking the day of Jesus’ resurrection as recounted in the Bible. The ancient church in Jerusalem’s Old City is traditionally believed to be the site of his crucifixion and resurrection.

Protestant groups are holding Easter services outside the Old City walls at the Garden Tomb, which some sanctify as the site of the final events of Jesus’ life.

Orthodox Christians use a different calendar and are marking Palm Sunday, the day Jesus entered Jerusalem and was greeted by cheering crowds holding palm fronds.

Jews celebrating the festival of Passover are at the Western Wall holding the traditional priestly blessing, a remnant of ritual from the Biblical Jewish temple.

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