The Stone of Anointment is located at the entrance to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in the Christian Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem. Each year, tens of thousands of Christian pilgrims visit the church and prostrate themselves on this stone. They regard the Stone of Anointment as sacred.
Christian tradition holds that after Jesus was crucified, his body was laid out on this slab of marble. Joseph of Arimathea washed Jesus’ body, anointed it with oils and fragrant spices, and dressed him in shrouds before entombment.
The Siv Stone Group from Israel, first-time exhibitors at the 2014 NFDA expo, brought samples of this unique reddish marble that comes from the same place where the Stone of Anointment was quarried. They believe Christians will find this stone of particular interest for cemetery tombstones, memorials and mementos.
The Siv Stone Group is one of the largest companies in Israel in the business of importing and exporting marble. They’ve been in business for 35 years. Learn more at www.AnointingStone.com.
Recorded at the 2014 National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) Convention and Expo in Nashville, Tennessee by Gail Rubin, CT, The Doyenne of Death®, host and author of the award-winning TV show and book, A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die.