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St. Joseph of Arimathea window at St. John's, Glastonbury (the current parish banner of St. Joseph's is based on this window)

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Glastonbury Abbey, Somerset, England, there are many legends surrounding the once greatest and richest abbey in England. It is said King Arthur and Guinevere were buried at the site, and that Joseph of Arimathea planted the holy thorn nearby. circa 712AD

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Glastonbury Abbey

GLASTONBURY . Abbey ruins, Glastonbury, Somerset, England. From at least the 12th century the Glastonbury area was frequently associated with the legend of King Arthur, a connection promoted by medieval monks who asserted that Glastonbury was Avalon. Christian legends have also claimed that the abbey was founded by Joseph of Arimathea in the 1st century.


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from Mail Online

Were anti-Christians behind pilgrimage site attack? 2,000-year-old Holy Thorn Tree of Glastonbury is cut down

The Holy Hawthorne tree in all its glory before it was hacked apart. Legend says it sprang from the staff of Joseph of Arimathea, the man who helped Jesus off the cross. To the right of the tree, in the distance, is Glastonbury Tor. This is a 2000 year old piece of history that others will never see. It's unfortunate that some misguided souls took it away.


Jesus is Carried Down from the Cross ___ "He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed" – 1 Peter 2:24. A beautiful medieval ivory in the Victoria & Albert Museum of a dead Jesus being tenderly carried by Joseph of Arimathea.

from the Guardian

Glastonbury myths 'made up by 12th-century monks'

Archaeological study dismisses abbey’s links to King Arthur and Joseph of Arimathea, saying many stories were created to raise funds after a fire