Tag: Jerusalem

Tomb of Mary

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Tomb of Mary

Tomb of Mary The Christian Gospel doesn’t mention the death or burial of Mary, mother of the Christian Savior. Nonetheless, there is a tradition that her tomb is located at the foot of the Mount of Olives. On this spot there is a low-lit 5th century CE Crusader church containing a sizable crypt that holds an empty […]

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Church of All Nations

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Church of All Nations

The Church of All Nations – History Built between 1919 and 1924, the magnificent Church of All Nations in Jerusalem is distinctive in size, shape and location. Its impressive archways and mosaic is visible for miles and as fitting an architectural feat of this magnitude, it is a collaboration of many countries.  Nations who contributed […]

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Church of the Annunciation

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Church of the Annunciation

The Church of the Annunciation and the History of Nazareth The Basilica of the Annunciation played a major role in the history of Nazareth. Today it is a thoroughly modern, 20th century house of worship, but the earliest remains of a church at the site of the Nazareth basilica date back to Byzantine times. That […]

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Garden Tomb

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Garden Tomb

Garden Tomb For many centuries, there was little doubt the site of the Tomb of the Christian Savior was marked by the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. But in 1883, another candidate vied for the title of Savior’s tomb: what is known today as the Garden Tomb. Sometimes called Gordon’s Calvary or Gordon’s Tomb, after the […]

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Garden of Gethsemane

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Garden of Gethsemane

The Garden of Gethsemane Story The Garden of Gethsemane is a meandering, walled garden containing olive trees dating back to the time of the Christian Savior situated in proximity to the Church of All Nations. Located at the foot of the Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, the Garden of Gethsemane is certain to be a focal […]

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Church of the Sepulchre

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Church of the Sepulchre

Church of the Holy Sepulchre – Golgotha No Christian pilgrimage to Israel is complete without a visit to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre  located in the Christian Quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City. According to one of Christianity’s earliest traditions, this church, built during the 12th century, located at Golgotha, is believed to be the […]

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Church of St. John the Baptist

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Church of St. John the Baptist

St. John Baptist Church The Church of St. John the Baptist is purposely built on the spot believed to have been the site of Zecharia’s home, where John was born. The church is instantly recognizable. Its tower looms over the landscape and can be seen from Jerusalem. As is typical of a church in Jerusalem, […]

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Church of Mary Magdalene

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Church of Mary Magdalene

St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church The seven onion-shaped domes of the Church of Mary Magdalene in Jerusalem bring a taste of Mother Russia to the Holy Land. Built in 1888 by Czar Alexander III, the seven gilded, rounded domes shimmer in the sun, while gleaming white turrets rise up into the sky, looking like something […]

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Dominus Flevit Church

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Dominus Flevit Church

Dominus Flevit Church As you walk down the western slope of the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, you will come to the pretty little Church of Dominus Flevit. Shaped like a teardrop, the church commemorates the tears shed by the Christian Savior as he envisioned the future destruction of Jerusalem. According to the Christian Gospel, […]

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Tomb of the Christian Savior

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Tomb of the Christian Savior

Final Resting Place The Church of the Holy Sepulchre was built by Constantine in 330 CE, after his mother, Queen Helena, visited Jerusalem and designated this site as the location of the crucifixion and tomb of the Christian Savior. Thousands of pilgrims visit the site each day, hoping for a glimpse of the edicule, the […]

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