Church of the Ascension -Mosque of the Ascension

Church of the Ascension -Mosque of the Ascension

Church of the Ascension -Mosque of the Ascension
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crabapple58
Avon, CT187 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
What a fire trap! Lines of pilgrims waiting for a chance to enter this small space(paying 10 shekels to do so) and hover over the footprint of Jesus with candles burning all around and visitors kneeling and throwing crosses and tokens into the footprint, ...
If this is important to you as a pilgrim..go for it, Otherwise it is a firetrap.
Written November 21, 2022
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Eileen108
Mount Shasta, CA4,317 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
A small dome on the Mount of Olives, we had to wait in line for some minutes while other groups went inside. Once inside, it took just a minute or two to see and pray there, so it was a fast visit. It was a little cramped inside, we were a group of 50. Definitely a must-do on a Holy Land tour!
Written February 6, 2023
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FredPurdue
Seattle, WA2,240 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We stopped here while on a pilgrimage early in the day. Best time to visit since the crowds were not there yet. From the view of an amateur photographer, this subject is intriguing. Ancient walls and the dark interior of the small church beckon. Since on a tour, my gear was a pocket camera and it worked well. A DSLR would be OK if it has a zoom lens. Lighting varies. Inside it is dark, so adjust ISO. Look around. There are some stones from the earliest church on display which lend themselves to detail shots.
Written June 3, 2020
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Angel Lazar
Jerusalem, Israel155 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Solo
I came here for the Ascension Festival on Ascension Day when all the Orthodox served Holy Liturgies simultaneously. A day to remember... From this Rock, Jesus ascended & shall come again here! A must-visit!

I just wish we could adorn the chapel with Byzantine Icons especially of Jesus and His Ascension!

Pretty much across the street is the Lookout Point, a wide angle view overlooking Jerusalem!
Written June 26, 2022
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Hermes_NL 🇳🇱
Amsterdam, The Netherlands20,144 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Family
A good way to see the many churches and other monuments on the Mount of Olives is to take a taxi from the old city, e.g. Lion's gate, to the Chapel of the Ascension which is on the highest point, and then walk down. We paid a fixed fare of 20 Shekels (about 5 euros).

The chapel itself really is a modest little thingy, but with an alleged footprint of Christ inside. The nearby Russian orthodox church of the Ascension is much more impressive! This one can be visited by going in an alleyway near Heaven's Gate and then ring the bell at a green door marked nr 9 (no joke).
Written April 14, 2017
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ECLadines
Paranaque, Philippines2,801 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2020
Had a quick visit here which sits in the middle of an octagonal walls of ruined Crusader church. Good thing there were some great souvenir stuffs in the premises here that we were able to buy in such a short time.
Written April 29, 2020
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LockStockandTravel
Speers Point, Australia522 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Couples
This is a great place to commence your tour of the Mount of Olives. Catch Bus 75 from the bus station in front of Golgotha near the Damascus Gate and ask the driver when you're near the Church of the Ascension!

Pros: A very simple site that allegedly contains a famous footprint left by Christ as he left earth and ascended to Heaven, entry is only 5 shekels, it isn't crowded, no unruly monks and the Mount of Olives is all downhill from here. Cons: None!

Enjoy the walk down the Mount!!
Written September 14, 2014
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JAndrews10
Cebu Island, Philippines781 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2013 • Friends
This shrine is in a mosque in the mount of Olives. This was the site where Jesus was bodily raised to heaven as his final act of obedience to the Father.
Inside, There is a slab of stone with Jesus' right footprint before his ascension. this holy site is one living proof that indeed Jesus once walked here.
Written August 12, 2014
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Lizzie_goes
Rome, Italy635 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2011
After paying to enter I expected more than what is basically a small domed room full of rubbish, not worth a visit in my opinion
Written June 15, 2011
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brit933
Solbjerg, Denmark217 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
The most interesting part was an imprint in the rock that claimed to be the footprints of Jesus as he ascended to heaven. If you are int archeology the hitory of the place is interesting
Written March 8, 2020
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