Benedictine Abbey of Abu Ghosh

Benedictine Abbey of Abu Ghosh

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The Benedictine Monastery in Abu Ghosh has been in the village for about 1,000 years, since the time of the Crusades, and includes the Church of the Resurrection. According to Christian belief, Abu Ghosh stands in Emmaus, the place where Jesus revealed himself to his disciples after he was resurrected, and the Church of the Resurrection is devoted to celebrating that revelation. The beautiful monastery was active until the end of the 15th-century, and for some 300 years it stood empty, until the Benedictine presence was renewed and the compound was rebuilt and renovated. It is surrounded by lush greenery, and the walls abound with frescoes, some of which date back to the 12th century.

A fountain flows out from a crypt at the base of the monastery. The monastery echoes with music all year round, but twice a year, the public can come and enjoy the choral music festivals that are held there and at the Notre-Dame de l'Arche d'Alliance church at the other side of town. Besides singing, the monks of the monastery engage in a variety of activities, including preparing lemon liqueur and throwing pots at the local studio. All of the products are sold in a store adjacent to the monastery.

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  • Oktovani Notosugondo
    Oktovani Notosugondo
    July 12, 2023

    Amazing Fresco that still really good condition. Really great church with good natural audio sound. Really humble Father Olivier who blessed us and playing music while we were there.

  • Ps. Sonny Zaluchu
    Ps. Sonny Zaluchu
    March 11, 2023

    This place is very beautiful, quiet and shady. Good for prayer and contemplation. I often go to this place. there are two beautiful churches. the ancient bottom near the Emmaus spring mentioned in the Bible. The chur...

  • Danno
    February 11, 2023

    Simply a beautiful and peaceful Monastery in the heart of Abu Ghosh. Beautiful gardens with manmade waterfalls and fruit trees. We didn't get to go inside the gorgeous Church but this is a historical location not to be mi...

  • Tobias Raschke
    Tobias Raschke
    September 9, 2023

    Not expected to find Catholic church at this place. Wonderful garden

  • Roy Wonder Cohen
    Roy Wonder Cohen
    May 8, 2023

    A must to visit to experience Israel. It is one of the most serene and tranquille places in Israel.

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