Church of all Nations
|Copyright: David Holliday (hifimusicdai)
|Date Taken: 2013-11-11|
|Camera: Canon Powershot S95|
|Exposure: f/4, 1/200 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2014-01-25 8:30|
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|The Church of All Nations, also known as the Church or Basilica of the Agony, is a Roman Catholic church located on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, next to the Garden of Gethsemane. It enshrines a section of bedrock where Jesus is said to have prayed before his arrest. (Mark 14:32-42|
The current church rests on the foundations of two earlier ones, that of a small 12th century Crusader chapel abandoned in 1345, and a 4th-century Byzantine basilica, destroyed by an earthquake in 746. In 1920, during work on the foundations, a column was found two meters beneath the floor of the medieval crusader chapel. Fragments of a magnificent mosaic were also found. Following this discovery the architect immediately removed the new foundations and began excavations of the earlier church. After the remains of the Byzantine era church were fully excavated plans for the new church were altered and work continued on the current basilica from April 19, 1922 until June 1924 when it was consecrated.
Higher up and to the right is the Russian Orthodox Church dedicated to Mary Magdalene, a follower of Jesus. According to the sixteenth chapter of the gospel of Mark, Mary Magdalene was the first to see Christ after his resurrection. (Mark 16:9
information courtesy of wikipedia
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- [2014-01-26 7:54]
Well composed and good pov. Very informative note too of this historical place. Thanks for sharing.
should be so in our world, live together in peace. good landscape, tfs