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The Dormition Abbey

  • Mount Zion, Jerusalem

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TripAdvisor ReviewsBased on 220 traveler reviews
A true confession about the Dormition Abbey
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on June 24, 2019

My true confession is that I didn't go inside- I walked past it and admired the architecture. I looked inside the gardens, where pilgrims were entering. I am interested in the history and the architecture- just about anything of a tourist agenda has my interest. It holds the graves of two...

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My true confession is that I didn't go inside- I walked past it and admired the architecture. I looked inside the gardens, where pilgrims were entering. I am interested in the history and the architecture- just about anything of a tourist agenda has my interest. It holds the graves of two people of historical interest to me- Oscar Schindler and a great grandmother from the British Royal family.

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Beautiful
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on May 30, 2019

Such a beautiful church. check out the tile work over the "tomb" of Mary. I had to research who some of the women were.

Beautiful German Benedictine Church
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on May 19, 2019

This is a German Benedictine Church just off Zion gate. The mosaic on the ground floor is beautiful, but what is truly inspiring is downstairs, where a sculpture of the Virgin Mary, "sleeping" is. The Catholic tradition says that the Virgin did not die, but 'went to sleep' and her soul, depicted as a...

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This is a German Benedictine Church just off Zion gate. The mosaic on the ground floor is beautiful, but what is truly inspiring is downstairs, where a sculpture of the Virgin Mary, "sleeping" is. The Catholic tradition says that the Virgin did not die, but 'went to sleep' and her soul, depicted as a child, is carried to Heaven by her son Jesus. It is a beautiful place and the Virgin truly seems to be peacefully asleep.

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