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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

 
Memorial established on the Jordanian military post, with a permanent exhibition on the...
Avshalom’s Shrine. An ornate monument from the first century BCE, said to be the tomb o...
Large, well-lit cave in the wall of the Old City, which was a quarry in the days of the...
Monastery of the Order of the Sisters of Zion on Via Dolorosa in the Old City. Part of ...
System of underground tunnels constituting a continuous chain of history from the times...
Spring in Nakhal Refa'im, with adjoining Ein Yael Museum, an active museum that holds i...
 

 Accommodations

 
The modern, stylish, classic European desighed Ein Kerem Hotel, is located near Ein Ker...
Located in a magical setting overlooking the old city walls, in the heart of the centra...
Christian Sites