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Church of Mary Magdalene

  • Mount of Olives, Jerusalem

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TripAdvisor ReviewsBased on 109 traveler reviews
Beautiful
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on January 9, 2019

Truly beautiful golden domes on mount of olives that can be seen for many miles around. Well kept Russian Orthodox church with lovely gardens. Restricted visiting hours

A blessed place in many ways
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on September 11, 2018

Russian Church of Maria Magdalena is where the great passion of the Kaiser, the great Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna, is buried. She was a Hesse cousin who refused the Kaiser and married the Tsar's uncle. After his death, in an attempt, she renounced everything and founded an order. In the Revolution she was brutally killed...

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Russian Church of Maria Magdalena is where the great passion of the Kaiser, the great Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna, is buried. She was a Hesse cousin who refused the Kaiser and married the Tsar's uncle. After his death, in an attempt, she renounced everything and founded an order. In the Revolution she was brutally killed and taken through China to this church in Jerusalem, which she had visited when she was consecrated, since it was dedicated to her mother-in-law (czarina Maria Alexandrovna) and who was also her great-aunt of the German family of Hesse. In the same church consecrated to the Czarina Maria Alexandrovna, where is its nephew granddaughter and daughter-in-law Elizabeth Feodorovna also is buried the mother of Prince Phillip (husband of the queen Elizabeth) that was in turn niece of the Grand Duchess. I must add that this church is a dear place to Russians visiting Jerusalem And That the sisters and ladies that care for the church are REMARKABLY congenial and helpful , something not common in much others holy places .

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Very interesting tour at the Church of Saint Mary Magdalena
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on August 20, 2018

We had the incredible luck to have a guided tour and the guide was Father Roman, who knows everything about this church, had the keys to every door, opened for us a cave that is normally locked and gave us permission to see the holy relics and even to take photos everywhere (The nuns...

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We had the incredible luck to have a guided tour and the guide was Father Roman, who knows everything about this church, had the keys to every door, opened for us a cave that is normally locked and gave us permission to see the holy relics and even to take photos everywhere (The nuns were not so happy and told us that it is forbidden, but as he gave us permission - we were allowed to continue photographing...). The gardens are exquisite and very well kept.

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