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Walking into this complex is amazing with the imposing fortress-like church. Inside is also beautiful with wonderful mosaics. Roman Catholics believe it marks the place of the tomb of the Virgin Mary, while the Orthodox have another church near the foot of the Mount of...More
My true confession is that I didn't go inside- I walked past it and admired the architecture. I looked inside the gardens, where pilgrims were entering. I am interested in the history and the architecture- just about anything of a tourist agenda has my interest....More
This is a German Benedictine Church just off Zion gate. The mosaic on the ground floor is beautiful, but what is truly inspiring is downstairs, where a sculpture of the Virgin Mary, "sleeping" is.
The Catholic tradition says that the Virgin did not die, but...More
This is such a beautiful church. We were lucky to enter when a there was a service which added to the atmosphere. Down in the crypt is just beautiful. The decoration in the alcoves and ceiling are fantastic. Such a peaceful place even though filled...More
A beautiful church in the Old City we visited this May. We brought with us our written petitions and pictures for people we wanted to pray. The nuns here will pray for those petitions.
I love the mosaic in the cave of the Mary and...More