Herod the Great, the king of Judea who ruled not long before the time of Jesus, seems to have eluded historians once again. In 2007 archaeologists announced they had found the great king's tomb, a surprisingly modest mausoleum that was part of the Herodium, a massive complex built by Herod on a cone-shaped hill in the desert outside Jerusalem.
LILY AND OPEN TOMB Beneath the Chalice and Host are two symbols representing our Lord's burial and resurrection. The lily reminds us that although the bulb appears to be dead, after being buried it rises to new life. The empty tomb reminds us that the angels didn't roll away the stone to let Jesus out; they did it to show the tomb was empty. Hallelujah!