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Only In Print: Interactive Tomb at St. Pancras Touches Senses, Spurs Emotion

Jesus of Nazareth, having died on the cross, lays on a platform, his body bruised, pierced and bloodied during His agonizing Crucifixion. The scene on Monday, April 11 was not the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem, the traditional site of Jesus’ burial and resurrection. (Photo: Bill Miller)

GLENDALE — Instead, this is a replica tomb — built to approximate scale of the burial spot — just to the left of the altar at St. Pancras Parish in Glendale, Queens.

Josephine Fink was one of several parishioners who stayed after the 8:30 a.m. Mass to enter this “interactive” tomb. She wept when she stepped away after viewing it….

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