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Chapel of the Ascension

​This church claims to be the oldest Church of the Ascension located on Jerusalem's Mount of Olives

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Dome of the Ascension

There are three Churches of the Ascension built on the Mount of Olives, and this chapel (now a mosque) claims to be the oldest. Its foundations date back to the time of Poimenia at the end of the fourth century, but, like the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the current structure is of crusader origins.

 


From the Scriptures

Luke Chapter 24:

50 Then he led them out as far as Bethany, and lifting up his hands he blessed them. 51 While he blessed them, he parted from them, and was carried up into heaven. 52 And they returned to Jerusalem with great joy, 53 and were continually in the temple blessing God. 

The Revised Standard Version, (New York: Oxford University Press, Inc.) 1973, 1977.

 

 Sites & Attractions

 
Large, well-lit cave in the wall of the Old City, which was a quarry in the days of the...
Avshalom’s Shrine. An ornate monument from the first century BCE, said to be the tomb o...
Memorial established on the Jordanian military post, with a permanent exhibition on the...
Museum on the Seam is a unique museum in Israel, displaying contemporary art that deals...
The House of Representatives of the State of Israel, comprising a plenary, conference r...
. Mount Herzl. The State of Israel’s national cemetery was named after the state visio...
 

 Accommodations

 
The Rabin Guest House is located in the Givat Ram neighborhood of Jerusalem, very close...
Jerusalem Gardens Hotel features 182 rooms, suites and family rooms,all with a balcony ...
​Bayit Vagan Guesthouse This guesthouse is located in Jerusalem's tranquil, country-sty...
Christian Sites