The Monastery of the Sultan (Arabic: دير السلطان, translit. Deir Al-Sultan, lit. 'Monastery of the Sultan') is a monastery located on the roof of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. The Status Quo, a 250-year old understanding between religious communities, applies to the site.
|c. CE||The chambers of the Ethiopian Monastery in the foreground with the Rotunda in the background.|
|c. CE||Leading off the courtyard is a small chapel where the monks worship. The chapel is dedicated to Saint Michael the Archangel. It is not an impressive structure. A small oblong building, it is capable of seating about 70, with room for a further 40-50 to stand packed together at the times of the great festivals.|
|c. CE||Around the sides of the courtyard are old and shattered walls with a group of low mud huts huddled together, with the bell tower of Church of Redeemer in the background.|
|c. CE||The dome is located atop the Saint Helena Chapel, one of the most ancient parts of the complex which make up the most sacred of Christian sites in Jerusalem.|
|c. CE||The fountain in the monastery courtyard|
|Latest Update: July 17, 2018|