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. Add Church of All Nations (Basilica of the Agony) to your Jerusalem travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Jerusalem itinerary builder.
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  • the mosaics are incredible, showing the originals thru floor windows. The surroundings are meditative.  more »
  • you need to go there to embrace all it has to offer spiritually and historically. take a guided tour of the city to understand better whatever you are about to discover. very sad event  more »
  • This church is located right next to the Garden of Gethsemane at the Mount of Olives. Inside, you will find the bedrock where it was believed that Jesus was arrested after He prayed. My family are ver...  more »