Church of All Nations (Basilica of the Agony), Jerusalem

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Admire the huge portal mosaic depicting Jesus weeping over the fate of Jerusalem at Church of All Nations (Basilica of the Agony), sitting at the foot of the Mount of Olives. This Franciscan church features three large entrance arches, classical marble columns, and numerous vaults painted blue. Built in 1919-1924 funded by joint donations from Europe and both Americas, the church sits on the foundations of a Crusader chapel abandoned in 1345--which itself stood on the site of a 4th-century Byzantine basilica. A grove of ancient olive trees adorns the churchyard. Observe the devotees prostrate themselves upon the holy rock of agony where Jesus reportedly prayed before his arrest. Plan your visit to Church of All Nations (Basilica of the Agony) and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Jerusalem trip maker site .
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  • This church is supposedly the site where Jesus prayed on the night of his arrest and the rock where this event took place is just in the from of the alter. In the 3 isles are stunning mosaics related ...  more »
  • The church grounds include what may be the actual Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus Christ spent hours praying before His arrest. The garden is bordered off by an iron fence, so it only allows for phot...  more »
  • Church built by various Nations, each contributed a little, including Brazil. Also known as the Basilica of the Agony, where Jesus was suffering through your agony waiting for your capture. Dark Church to represent your suffering
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