Very beautiful church located outside of the old city's zion gate (notice the bullet holes from the '67 conflict when Jerusalem was conquered by Israel). The mosaic work is gorgeous and worthy of artistic appreciation. Interestingly, when we visited there was a group of visitors (I could not figure out their language) but one of the women looked frighteningly similar to the image of Mary in the apse mosaic, which was a highlight moment, as it is well known that artists would use models from their own community for their artwork. Later, talking to my cousin, she told me that when her father used to pain icons, he would paint my aunt's eyes.
Interestingly, the church floor is covered by a mosaic depicting the signs of the zodiac and the 12 months of the year, which is a characteristic of pagan symbols found throughout the ancient synagogues such as Beth Alpha and Hammat Tverya, the two that come to mind at the moment. The Abbey leaflet explains it as a representation of "the One who is the origin of all creatures and their source of life: he is it who holds all things together." P.S. if you are visiting on your own schedule, take a pamphlet (near the store) and read it while actually inside to add meaning to the beauty that you see.
Finally, looking at the pictures posted by other users, I wish I could have noticed the little unicorn mosaic, if you read this in time, search for it when you are there...and share your impressions with us when you return :)
EXTRA: If you have the time to explore, at the exit turn left and continue away from the old city. You will notice a wall building block (on your right) with what looks like Georgian writing (can anyone confirm this?). I believe it was re-used from another structure, which is very characteristic since the very beginning of time, and it is interesting to see it here.
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