Dormition Abbey, Jerusalem

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Just outside the Old City on Mt. Zion, Dormition Abbey marks the site where the Blessed Virgin is thought to have ascended to heaven. The modern edifice stands in the place of two earlier churches: an early Christian basilica dedicated to St. Stephan and a 12th-century church built by a monastic order. Enter to view its interior adorned with radiant mosaics illustrating the life of Virgin Mary. The set of spiral stairs leads to the crypt, which houses a statue of sleeping Mary under a colorful rotunda. See the mosaics depicting Jesus surrounded by six famous women from the Old Testament, including Judith holding the severed head of Holofernes. Plan your Dormition Abbey visit and explore what else you can see and do in Jerusalem using our Jerusalem travel planner .
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  • The Holy Mother of wide. After Jesus was crucified, the disciples were worried that the Holy Mother would be persecuted, and that the mother had been placed in a cave in wide.
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  • Dormition Abbey is just right next to Cenacle and David's Tomb. Its interior and exterior designs are marvellous. It is recommended to schedule it into your travel itinerary while visiting Armenian Qu...  more »
  • This is one things still left a mystery and many of faiths have their own ideas. This is where Latin Rite Catholics and other believe that Mary may have been assumed into heaven. Just the views from h...  more »
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  • The Church is built on the location where it is believed that Mary the Mother of Christ lived and died. Under the church there is a crypt and in it a statue of Mary. The church also has a very good Cafe with excellent coffee and cakes. There are toilets but one must pay to use them. The toilets are very clean and modern.
  • Ivory Coast's donated Altar in Dormition Abbey downstairs, I think is one of the best. It is made of real ivory and ebony wood. Must see place in this beautiful church.
  • Beautiful church and accessible and present monks for those who need to talk to someone.
  • Palms Day 2018 inside the Dormition Abbey. Amazing
  • I had a wonderful experience at Dormition Abbey. I went here with a large group of people as well as a close friend and we had mini espressos and used the wifi to catch up on things back home. I wish the abbey was open to tourists more often, but I highly enjoyed myself!
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