I wish there was a way to embed the video here but I couldn’t figure it out. Definitely watch it. The monks are vicious!
When I was there two summers ago, I had the distinct impression that the monks were a bunch of cranky old farts who were unhealthily obsessed with the rituals surrounding the holy site. I chatted with some of the shop owners right outside the church and they told me there is constant tension between the six different denominations that claim rights to it. Their conflict is obviously theological, but it’s also merely administrative. There are so many rituals carried out every week and each ritual must be done a certain way. As you can imagine, the risk for overlap and thus, conflict, is high.