Mount of Olives

Mount of Olives is a mountain ridge east of and adjacent to Jerusalem's Old City. It is named for the olive groves that once covered its slopes.

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c. An aerial view of the Mount with Jewish cemetery.
c. Vew of the western slopes of Mount Olives looking from Gate of Mercy, across the Kidron Valley, at the bottom the Muslim cemetery along the Eastern wall is also visible. In the middle of the picture the Church of All Nations is also visible. Bible Walks
c. The Facade of the Basilica of Agony or the Church of All Nations at the Jabl-i Zaitoon (Mount of Olives). It is a Roman Catholic church, believed to enshrine a section of bedrock where Jesus is said to have prayed before his arrest. It was buit in May 1924 on the foundations of two earlier churces, one 12th century Crusader chapel and a fourth century Byzantine basilica.
c. Gethsemane at the foot of Mount of Olives, to the left is the Church of all Nations, most famous as the place where Jesus prayed and his disciples slept the night before Jesus' crucifixion.
c. Church of Mary Magdalene, at the Mount of Olives, is a Russian Orthodox church located on the Mount of Olives, near the Garden of Gethsemane in East Jerusalem. Built in 1886 by Tsar Alexander III to honor his mother, Empress Maria Alexandrovna of Russia. The convent is located directly across the Kidron Valley from the .
c. View of the Dominus Flevit Church from the courtyard, a Roman Catholic church on the Mount of Olives, opposite the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem. It is constructed in the shape of water drop to commemorate the Flevit super illam event as mentioned in the Gospel of Luke.
c. The entrance to the Tomb of Mary within the courtyard of the Crusader era (circa. 1130 CE) Church of the Virgin Mary. The cave is located in an underground rock-cut cave in the valley of Jehoshaphat, on the foothills of Mount of Olives.
c. Church of Pater Noster at the Mount of Olives. It is part of a Carmelite monastery', also known as the Sanctuary of the Eleona (Domaine de l'Eleona). The modern Church of the Pater Noster is built right next to the site of a fourth-century basilica commissioned by Constantine I to commemorate the Ascension of Jesus Christ.
c. Chapel of Ascension at the Mount of Olives is now situated inside the courtyard of a 12th century Ayyubid mosque. Situated in the al-Tur district of Jerusalem, traditionally believed to be the earthly spot where Jesus ascended into Heaven forty days after his resurrection, according to the christian tradition. It houses a slab of stone believed to contain one of his footprints.
c. Jewish Cemetery on Mount of Olives. The cemetery contains around 70,000 burials some dating back to 3,000 years, including the tombs of famous figures in Jewish history.
c. Looking across the Kidron Valley, towards the old city of Jerusalem. Domes of Dominus Flevit and Church of Mary Magdalene.
Latest Update: September 08, 2018


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Churches/ChapelsChapel of Ascension · Church of All Nations · Church of Mary Magdalene · Dominus Flevit · Church at the Tomb of Virgin Mary · Church of Pater Noster · Convent of the Russian Orthodox · Augusta Victoria Hospital Church · Church of Bethphage Churches in Jerusalem
CemeteriesMount of Olives Jewish Cemetery
MosquesMosque of AscensionMosques in Jerusalem
HospitalAugusta Victoria Hospital
Tombs/BurialsTomb of the Virgin Mary · Tomb of Mujir al-Din · Tomb of Absalom · Tomb of Zechariah · Tomb of Beni Hazir · Tomb of Rabiyah al-'Adawiyya Tombs in Jerusalem
OthersGarden of Gethsemane · BYU Jerusalem Center · Ibrahimieh Community College
NearbyKidron Valley
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