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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

 
Spring in Nakhal Refa'im, with adjoining Ein Yael Museum, an active museum that holds i...
Interactive museum designed to bring the world of science and technology closer to chil...
The Church of the Holy Sepulcher. According to Christian tradition, the Church of the H...
Catholic church of the Benedictine Fathers, built between the years 1900-1910. Accordin...
The Room of the Last Supper – The Coenaculum. According to Christian tradition, already...
Square containing an exhibit of the history of Damascus Gate (Sha'ar Sh'hem,) an import...
 

Accommodations

 
Intimate hotel part of which was built in 1948. Breakfast is served in the hotel dining...
Since 1964 Commodore Hotel is located on the road going up to Mt. of Olives in a perfec...
Guest house has four rooms, banquet hall, lobby and classrooms.
Hotel in the eastern part of the city on Salah e-Din Street. There are 54 rooms availab...
Christian Sites