Sunday, November 09, 2008

Christian Brawl at Church

Nov. 9, 2008 Old City of Jerusalem, ISRAEL (AP) — Rival monks brawled at one of Christianity's holiest sites, and police have detained two clergymen for questioning.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says fighting erupted Sunday between Armenian and Greek Orthodox monks at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem. The church marks the traditional site of Jesus' crucifixion, burial and resurrection.

Police detained one monk from each side.

Rosenfeld says fighting flared over preparations for the annual ceremony held by the Armenians to commemorate the 4th century discovery of the cross believed to have been used to crucify Jesus.

Six Christian sects control the ancient church. They regularly fight over turf and influence, and Israeli police must occasionally intervene.

Perhaps someone should have turned the other cheek?

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Lurker said...

This is better than "Pro Wrestling Smackdown" on TV.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if they will find a way to blame israel?

Anonymous said...

Perhaps someone should have turned the other cheek?

Perhaps they feared being kicked in that cheek if they turned it...

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

anonymous 7:01

Christian Theology is EXACTLY about turning the other cheek for it to get smacked, kicked, etc.

mnuez said...

The amount of fighting and dying that has taken place in that tiny tiny area over the past thousand years is really extraordinary. It's a super weird place but so totally friggin cool.

Anonymous said...

I love the way the guy in red comes flying across the top about 13 seconds into the video. He reminds me of "Superfly Snuka" coming off the top rope!

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