Pilgrims who visited the Holy Land between the IV and VII century

The Church of the Ascension

The Church of the Ascension
On the top of the Mount of Olives an enclosure wall, built by the Moslems in the XVI cent. A.D., marks the place of the ancient Church of the Ascension. The central Edicule belongs to the Crusader Period. In it pilgrims are shown the imprints left by Jesus into a stone before ascending into heaven. Not far, to the left (not visible in the photograph), is the church of the secret teachings of the Lord to his apostles, named today after the Lord's prayer, the Pater Noster ("Holy Father").

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Project, design, research and realization carried out by Eugenio Alliata ofm,
assistant professor of Christian Archaeology at SBF-Jerusalem.
Updated Thu, Dec 9, 1999 at 05:05 by John Abela ofm - Space by courtesy of Christus Rex
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