The Dedication of the Holy Sepulchre: disfigured and transfigured beauty

The solemnity of the Dedication of the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre, dating back to 15th July 1149, was commemorated and celebrated on Wednesday 15th July, according to tradition.

Consecrated in September 355, the complex of buildings built by Emperor Constantine and his mother, St. Helen, called the Basilica of the Anastasis or the Holy Sepulchre, has undergone a number of transformations in different and particular historical periods.

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