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The Mount of Olives was the site of many Biblical events each marked by a church, chapel, or shrine. The tour starts at the Sanctuary of Bethphage. Jesus sent his disciples to Bethphage to find a colt for him to ride on his triumphant entry to Jerusalem. The next stop on this tour is the Russian Ascension Church (may be closed on some days) where according to Russian Orthodox tradition Jesus ascended to heaven. Continue to the Pater Noster Church that marks the site where Jesus taught his disciples.
Next, stop at the Chapel of the Ascension which is part of a complex that includes a mosque. Visit the Dominus Flevit Church where Jesus wept and see the 3,000-year-old Jewish Cemetery on the Mount of Olives. Continue to the Russian Church of Mary Magdalene (open only on Tuesdays and Thursdays) with its magnificent gilded onion domes. The tour visits the Church of All Nations alongside the Garden of Gethsemane and Mary’s Tomb. At the foot of the mount, you can see the Kidron Valley and several monumental ancient tombs. Ascend the Ophel Promenade and walk along the length of the eastern Temple wall. See the Gate of Mercy or Golden Gate in the Old City walls. The tour ends with a look back at the Mount of Olives from the direction of Temple Mount.
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The Mount of Olives was the site of many significant Biblical events and is home to beautiful churches and important landmarks like Bethphage. The Sanctuary of Bethphage is the starting point for the annual Palm Sunday procession that recalls Christ’s entrance into the city. The tour continues to the Russian Ascension Church (may be closed on some days) where according to Russian Orthodox tradition Jesus ascended to heaven.
Next, the tour stops at the 4th century Pater Noster Church. Since the 4th-century churches have been constructed at this site where Jesus taught his disciples the Lord’s Prayer. In the church,
courtyard are ceramic plaques bearing the Lord’s Prayer in languages from around the globe. The tour continues to the Chapel of the Ascension, which holds a slab of stone with a footprint believed to be where Jesus stepped up to heaven.
The Dominus Flevit Church is a beautiful teardrop-shaped sanctuary where you can look out over the city as Jesus did. See the 3,000-year-old Jewish Cemetery on the slopes of the Mount of Olives and tour the Russian Orthodox Mary Magdalene Church (open only on Tuesdays and Thursdays for a short time so it may not be possible to include this stop). This church was built in 1888 and has the distinctive 16th-17th century tent roof style with gilded onion domes. Stop at the Church of All Nations, with its beautiful golden mosaic above the entrance.
Continue to Mary’s Tomb, which according to Eastern Christian tradition is the burial site of the Virgin Mary. At the foot of the mount, in the Kidron Valley see the Yad Absalom Tomb alongside tombs from the Second Temple Period that would have been built in Jesus’ lifetime. Ascend the Ophel Promenade alongside archaeological gardens and walk the length of the Temple Mount’s eastern wall. See the sealed Gate of Mercy or Golden Gate which is said to be where the Messiah will enter the city (Ezekiel 44:1-3). The tour ends with a look back at the Mount of Olives from the direction of Temple Mount.
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