Skip to comments.A Group of Muslims Restores the Basilica of Gethsemane
Posted on 11/10/2013 6:36:14 AM PST by marshmallow
Franciscans have decided to invest in training six young Palestinians to work on the project
It took 18 months work and 600,000 to restore the Basilica of Gethsemane back to its original splendour. Restoration work on the precious mosaics has finished and the 5000 pilgrims that visit the Basilica of Agony in Jerusalem every year will once more be able to linger amid the Churchs ancient aisles, their heads tilted backwards, immersed in a nocturnal atmosphere, intensified by the dark blue starry sky depicted on the mosaics which is framed by olive branches.
A number of countries contributed to the building of the great Basilica with the 12 domes, designed by the architect Antonio Barluzzi, hence it is also called Church of All Nations. The basilica was finished in 1924 and has not undergone any restoration work since.This coupled with the fact that the signs of ageing were really beginning to show on the Basilicas domes, led the Custody of the Holy Land to begin restoration work on what is one of Christianitys most important sites. The Basilica is just a few steps away from the holy garden which evokes that nocturnal scene on Holy Thursday when Jesus suffered the moments of agony and abandonment the Lord had in store for him.
The Franciscans could have given the project to foreign experts but they chose to invest in the training of young Palestinians from the local area, said Carla Benelli who heads the cultural projects carried out by ATS pro Terra Sancta (www.proterrasancta.org). ATS pro Terra Sancta is the Custodys lay branch and the initiatives coordinating body. The six young people chosen are from the Mosaic Centre in Jericho. Five of them are Muslims.
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I wonder where they planted their bomb?
Palis are the cheap immigrant labor to the Israelis as Mexicans are to cheap US contractors.
A group of Franciscans restored the basilica by hiring laborers who were muslim.
And these laborers fulfilled the infidel’s purpose?
Something doesn’t smell right about this.
It was muzzies what trashed it in the first place. (Sorry, I’m well into the Master and Commander series and find myself talking like a 19th century British sailor.