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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

 
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...
The museum depicting the history of excavations in the Ophel and in the areas south and...
Monastery of the Order of the Sisters of Zion on Via Dolorosa in the Old City. Part of ...
Museum on the Seam is a unique museum in Israel, displaying contemporary art that deals...
System of underground tunnels constituting a continuous chain of history from the times...
 

Accommodations

 
Hotel with accessorized rooms and suites with Internet access, among other features. Th...
Guest units surrounded by a grassy area, with balconies facing the Jerusalem hills and ...
Various-sized units in an old Arab house, from single rooms to six-person family suites...
The Agron Guest House is situated in the heart of the Jerusalem and as such it is ideal...
Christian Sites