Christ

Christ's burial slab uncovered for the first time in centuries

File photo - Worshippers hold candles as they take part in the Christian Orthodox Holy Fire ceremony aound the Edicule at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City April 11, 2015. (REUTERS/Baz Ratner)

Researchers have uncovered the stone slab in Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre venerated as the resting place of Jesus Christ.

The slab, which has been covered by marble cladding since at least 1555 A.D., has been exposed as part of a major restoration project at the church, National Geographic reports.

Jesus calls His disciples

TEXT: Mark 1:14-19

Jesus begins his ministry, following a water baptism by John the Baptist, a spiritual baptism by the Holy Spirit and 40 days of temptations in the wilderness.

John the Baptist, meanwhile, is cast into prison, and as his ministry becomes lesser, Jesus' ministry becomes greater.

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