- Title: Greek Orthodox Washing Of The Feet 001
Hundreds of Christian Orthodox faithful on Thursday gathered outside Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre to mark the beginning of Orthodox Easter holidays with the traditional ceremony known as the Washing of the Feet.
The Holy Sepulchre is the site where Christians believe Jesus was entombed and then resurrected.
Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem poured soapy water from an ornate silver pitcher into a bowl and then dipped the feet of the priests and wiped them with a cloth.
The patriarch washed the feet of 12 priests, a tradition symbolising the same act by Jesus Christ for his 12 disciples as an expression of humility.
According to Christian belief, Jesus Christ washed his 12 Apostles' feet in Jerusalem around 2,000 years ago.
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