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Russian Convent of the Ascension

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Way to main church Read More

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Outside the main church Read More

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Russian pilgrims venerating the stone Read More

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"The stone where Mary stood at the ascencion" Read More

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The raising of Lazarus at Bethany (John 11) Read More

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The chapel of John the Baptist Read More

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Inside the chapel Read More

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The Russian “Concent of the Ascension” on the top of Mount of Olives  was founded by the Archimentdrite Antonine Kapustin in 1870, and is one of the first Russian compounds in the Holy Land.

It bears a main church with a rock believed to be the rock Mary Magdalene stood at the ascension of Jesus; an exceptionally high bell tower; and a chapel where the head of John the Baptist was found.

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Points of Interest in the Area

chapel of ascension Chapel of the Ascension
 pater-noster Church of the Pater Noster
 tomb-of-the-prophets Tomb of the Prophets

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A 360 Degrees image of a courtyard in the complex of the Russian “Church of the Ascension”