Church of the Ascension -Mosque of the Ascension

Church of the Ascension -Mosque of the Ascension, Jerusalem

Church of the Ascension -Mosque of the Ascension

Church of the Ascension -Mosque of the Ascension
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FredPurdue
Seattle, WA2,239 contributions
Interesting and challenging site for photography
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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ECLadines
Paranaque, Philippines2,801 contributions
Jesus' footprints
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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brit933
Solbjerg, Denmark199 contributions
Very small and quickly visited
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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Linda Y
Frisco, TX4,291 contributions
The Ascension of Jesus
Jan 2020
The Church (Dome) of the Ascension was built in the Byzantine era around 380 AD. The Muslims took control from the Crusaders in 1198 and converted the chapel into a mosque. Today you’ll find a minaret and small, deteriorated and plain rotunda inside a walled enclosure. The Chapel marks the spot where Jesus ascended into Heaven after His resurrection, as described in the Gospels. The Dome contains an imprint of Jesus’ right foot before His Ascension (the left footprint is in the Al-Aqsa Mosque). The Mount of Olives has 3 other sites that commemorate the Ascension. We didn’t get to visit these, but I can tell you this one, as part of a mosque, is disappointing. Still, if you’re on a pilgrimage, you’ll want to stop here for the religious significance to Christians.
Written March 1, 2020
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JP Explorer
Vienna, Austria461 contributions
On top of Mount olives
Jan 2020
the presumed site where Jesus ascended. (the muslims celebrate it in a mosque just next to it). However the site did not do it for me - the two caretakers demand a small fee to enter and or the leaflet and the place is very small. Can be skipped if you don't go for the religious significance.
Written January 16, 2020
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jetsetter511
Suffolk108 contributions
A SACRED CHAPEL ON THE MOUNT OF OLIVES.
Nov 2019
This is the site where Jesus ascended to heaven 40 days after His Resurrection. When you enter the Dome, in the centre of the floor, there is a stone with a cavity. According to tradition, it is an imprint of the foot of Jesus when He made the Ascent to Heaven. The faithful come here to pray and light up candles. St Helena first built a Church here at the end of the 4th century which existed until the 7th century but sadly that was destroyed, rebuilt, destroyed again, rebuilt ...........

We visited the Chapel of the Ascension on a private tour and it was the best thing we could have done. When we arrived, there were only a couple of other people there so we had the chance to peacefully see, contemplate, pray. As we were leaving, the tour buses showed up and the whole site very quickly became noisy and over-crowded. Weren’t we the lucky ones on this occasion?
Written December 4, 2019
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Caden B
Cape Town, South Africa281 contributions
Peaceful moment of silence
Oct 2019 • Family
Arrived at 11:35 AM, on a Tuesday, and there was no body else at but us at the Church of the Ascension. It was lovely to have a peaceful moment of silence.

Written November 19, 2019
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Nate C
Ellensburg, WA1,071 contributions
must see
Oct 2019
Very restrictive to Christians, you can walk in and view the church. I wouldn't buy from any of the vendors they do not want you there.
Written October 28, 2019
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R.S.
Jerusalem, Israel9 contributions
Clean
Oct 2019 • Friends
The place is kept clean, however there is very little information present about the history, so either have a guide, or research beforehand.
Written October 6, 2019
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Randburg
Randburg, South Africa303 contributions
Worth it if you are in the area
Aug 2019 • Family
It is a small chapel with not much to see, but quite intriguing. The chapel supposedly has the last footprint of Jesus prior to His ascension to Heaven.
Written August 17, 2019
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