This probably isn’t the most hilarious thing I’ve ever seen, but I’m hard pressed to come up with anything that beats it off the top of my head. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem plays host to this bench-clearing brawl between Armenian and Greek Orthodox monks that would do the NHL proud.

The fight started over a standing quarrel between the Greek and Armenian monks, who share an often tense responsibility for the church with four other sects. After a Greek monk apparently attempted to occupy the Edicule, which is purported to hold Christ’s tomb, during the Armenian monks’ celebration of the Feast of the Cross. What began as a peaceful protest swiftly degenerated into an old fashioned donnybrook – featuring the servants of God. Though to be fair, if you’re going to get engaged in fisticuffs over something, who gets to hang out with Jesus is a pretty solid bone of contention.

Will the pope be handing down suspensions and fines to the monks involved? And who’s side is God on here? We may never know these answers, but one thing is for certain: as noble as living one’s life in devoted and pious service to God is, the dude in the red robe missed his true calling as a cage fighter. Just sayin’.

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