Church of the Holy Sepulcher‎Jerusalem. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre. A woman prostrating herself on the Stone of Anointing, a red stone slab at the foot of Calvary, polished and smoothed by the tears that have fallen on it for so many years. Here, according to tradition, Jesus’ body was laid after being taken down from the cross, washed, anointed with oil and prepared for burial. Beside the Stone of Anointing are tall candlesticks and above it hang eight ceramic lamps and egg-shaped pendants.