Tag: Mount of Olives

Tomb of Mary

| October 17, 2012 | 0 Comments
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

| October 17, 2012 | 0 Comments
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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Garden of Gethsemane

| October 17, 2012 | 0 Comments
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 Mary Magdalene

| October 17, 2012 | 0 Comments
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

| October 17, 2012 | 0 Comments
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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Haas Promenade

| July 18, 2012 | 0 Comments
Haas Promenade

Haas Promenade Jerusalem Where should you go for the best panoramic view of Jerusalem?  Most tour guides and almost every guidebook will tell you to head for the Haas Promenade, known by locals as the Tayelet—the promenade. Built on the Armon Hanatziv ridge south of the Old City in the late 1980’s, the Tayelet is […]

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Jerusalem Parks Israel

| July 18, 2012 | 0 Comments
Jerusalem Parks Israel

Israel Parks: Jerusalem Jerusalem is blessed with many parks and they’re all worth exploring if you’re looking for a place to recharge your batteries and gain a little perspective after all that sightseeing. In this beautiful city you can experience the wide open spaces of Independence  Park in the center of town, visit the magnificent […]

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