The Mount of Olives, הר הזיתים in Hebrew, is a hill east of Jerusalem; It actually encompasses the two hills immediately north of it. The place is important for the three monotheistic religions. This place was filmed by the team of 360HolyPlaces™ for you in Virtual Reality 360°.
The first impression is that of an immense Jewish cemetery, the largest in the world. According to Jewish tradition, the Mashiach (Messiah), who will bring the resurrection of the dead, will first pass through the Mount of Olives before entering Jerusalem. So the people buried there will be the first to be resurrected.
Besides the cemetery, the hill is covered with many Christian monuments:
At the lowest, the basilica of Gethsemane, where there is before the altar a rock on which Jesus would have prayed before his Passion;
Halfway down a path leading from Jerusalem to Bethany (El Lazaryeh), we commemorate Jesus’ lament over Jerusalem, which refused to accept his message, the Dominus Flevit, a very original Latin chapel in the form of a tear , And whose altarpiece consists of a bay window overlooking a panorama on the esplanade of the Temple and the dome of the Rock;
Around this chapel, other churches, including an Orthodox church with belfries adorned with bulbs in the purest Russian style, constructed in extremis by Imperial Russia before the 1917 revolution, the Church of St. Mary Magdalene;
Giving to the south, the Orthodox monastery of the Ascension stretches over an area of 5.4 hectares. It is dominated by a campanile of 64 meters in height;
Further north, the Carmel of the Pater, where the Christian prayer of the Our Father is presented in mosaics along a cloister, in various languages.
Mosques are also present, among others on the place where Christians venerate the memory of the Ascension of Jesus, with the Church of the Ascension.
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