The One-armed Russian I didn’t want to hassle with at the Stone of Unction

This is a snippet story of an incident that happened to me while visiting Israel in 2019.

People wiping the Stone of Anointing. Credit of the blurry photo; Author Valerie Delzer

I walked into the courtyard of the Holy Sepulchre Church in Jerusalem. Lots of people were everywhere so I imagined it would be bustling inside. But little did I really know what to expect.

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