Church of the Pater Noster on Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, Israel - Encircle Photos

7 Church of the Pater Noster on Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, Israel

Across the street is the Church of the Pater Noster. Many believe Jesus preached at a cave located here. This is also where early Christians assembled to commemorate the Ascension. In 1152, the Crusaders built a church to honor the Lord’s Prayer taught by Jesus. It was attacked in 1187 and abandoned in 1345. A Carmelite convent and church were founded in 1872. In 1911, excavators found the Biblical cave. In celebration, funds were raised to reconstruct the Byzantine church commissioned by Constantine I’s mother. The project was only partially completed. This Roman Catholic church is controlled by the French. An interesting feature are marble plaques with the Lord’s Prayer translated in 140 languages.

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Rabaa al Adwaya & E-Sheikh Streets, Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, Israel

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