Dormition Abbey
Dormition Abbey
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Located on Mount Zion, this massive church resembles a mighty fortress with a high, domed belltower and conical dome.
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Vitor A
Lisbon, Portugal795 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
To visit the Dormition Abbey on Mount Zion you should go out of the Fortification Wall, taking Zion Gate. Being outside the Wall is about five minutes’ walk. The Abbey is quite a good work of art and the meaning of the place is important for the ones who believe that, up there, Mary’s Assumption took place. Enjoy!
Written March 30, 2020
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FredPurdue
Seattle, WA2,268 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
A church celebrating a spiritual event, the ascension of Mary. We were here on a pilgrimage, but my focus is information regarding photographing here. The interior is quite dark, the area small, and it can be crowded. Travel light, a DSLR or pocket camera will suffice. Expect to alter the white balance for lighting and have high ISOs inside. A holy site, avoid disturbing folks and turn off flash.
Written June 2, 2020
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,447 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
The Dormition Abbey is a notable feature of Mount Zion. Many people, especially Catholics, believe that the Blessed Virgin Mary spent some time here before ascending into Heaven. Please be aware that for many pilgrims this is a sacred site and jostling to take photographs is not appropriate. An atmosphere of serenity and peace is encouraged.
Written November 12, 2022
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,447 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Friends
The Abbey of the Dormition is a Benedictine church that commemorates the Dormition of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Mary was assumed body and soul into Heaven after her death. "Assumption" is similar to "Dormition." The Abbey of the Dormition is impressive, it is near Mount Zion, the West Gate of the Old City.
Written November 2, 2023
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ECLadines
Paranaque, Philippines2,749 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2020
This deserved to be the mother of all churches here in Mt. Zion reserved for the Blessed Virgin Mary. Tradition holds this was the very spot where Mary ended her worldly existence. This is also the best place where you can offer your prayers to Mama Mary as the Intercessor to her son, Jesus.
Written April 24, 2020
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Bluebellplasnewydd
Cardiff, UK2,032 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
There is far too much to take in on a single visit to Jerusalem. Dormition Abbey is on Mount Zion where there are many other religious and historic sites. The abbey is said to be the place where The Virgin Mary spent her last days. You will have to make your own mind up about that. It is however spectacular and beautiful so when in the area worth a look.
Written December 16, 2022
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina70,599 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Solo
As with many of the larger structures of the Old City, this architectural masterpiece, enhanced with beautiful mosaics, was built on the ruins of other structures, which in this case was a Byzantine church said to be the place where the Mother of Jesus, Mary, breathed her last.
Written December 11, 2022
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Brian M
Montrose, UK1,515 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
This is well worth visiting if you go to the area where King David is said to be buried and where the last supper was supposed to have taken place.
Written March 9, 2020
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Ronnie P
Monterey, Tennessee55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
It is a very humbling and honorable experience to visit this site where the Mother of our Lord Jesus Christ passed from this life into the eternal life she now abides in thanks to the Christ Child she birthed, our Messiah and our Savior/Lord. God bless you Mother Mary and my heart shall forever honor you for your part in my Salvation.
Written February 13, 2020
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IlyaNJ
Marlboro, NJ991 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
An interesting church and crypt well worth a visit while on Mount Zion. Great decorative elements throughout.
Written December 1, 2019
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