Children of the same God, take the Cain's lesson to heart.
had words with his brother. They were out in the field; Cain came at
Abel his brother and killed him. 9 God said to Cain, “Where is Abel
your brother?” He said, “How should I know? Am I his babysitter?” 10-12
God said, “What have you done! The voice of your brother’s blood is
calling to me from the ground. From now on you’ll get nothing but
curses from this ground; you’ll be driven from this ground that has
opened its arms to receive the blood of your murdered brother. You’ll
farm this ground, but it will no longer give you its best. You’ll be a
homeless wanderer on Earth.” 13-14 Cain said to God, “My punishment is
too much. I can’t take it! You’ve thrown me off the land and I can
never again face you. I’m a homeless wanderer on Earth and whoever
finds me will kill me.” 15 God told him, “No. Anyone who kills Cain
will pay for it seven times over.” God put a mark on Cain to protect
him so that no one who met him would kill him. Genesis 4:8-15, The Message (MSG).
over the Catholicon dome of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in
Jerusalem. The Cross of Golgotha - symbol of the efforts of unity in
the community of Christian faith donated (1996) by German Christians at
the initiative of prof. Gustav Kühnel.
The Crucifix is a total of 5.4 meters (17.7 ft) tall; its cross-beam is
3.3 meters (10.8 ft) long. The statically bearing inner stainless steel
tube construction is faced with gilded sheets of premium steel, into
which 155 mountain crystals in an inner aragonite cross have been set.
All told an area of about 5.5 quare meters (59.2 square ft) was covered
in 24-karat leaf gilding. The Crucifix has a total weight of 1800 kg
(3968 lbs). (source) Fine art photography by Zbigniew
Saint Helena Coptic Orthodox Church is located adjacent to (behind) the
Church of the Holy Sepulchre near the Ninth Station of the Cross. Fine art photography by Zbigniew
church houses a vast underground cistern that was discovered by Saint
Empress Helena and provided water to the Sepulchre. Saint Empress
Helena (c. 250 – c. 330) was an Empress of the Roman Empire and
mother of Emperor Constantine the Great. Emperor Constantine the Great
Constantine (272 – 337) was the first Roman emperor to convert to
Christianity, and he played an influential role in the proclamation of
the Edict of Milan in 313, which declared religious tolerance for
Christianity in the Roman empire.
of Christ Pantocrator, Almighty, Ruler of All, Church of the Holy
Saviour in Chora, Constantinople, Istanbul, Turkey. Fine Art
Photography by Zbigniew Halat