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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

 
The Room of the Last Supper – The Coenaculum. According to Christian tradition, already...
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...
Square containing an exhibit of the history of Damascus Gate (Sha'ar Sh'hem,) an import...
The museum depicting the history of excavations in the Ophel and in the areas south and...
The House of Representatives of the State of Israel, comprising a plenary, conference r...
 

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​The hotel is located in the center of the city, close to tourist attractions, shopping...
​The hotel is situated in the core of the center of down town Jerusalem, within walking...
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​Located in the heart of Jerusalem, overlooking the biblical landscape of Jerusalem. A ...
 

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