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First church on Mount Zion?

First church on Mount ZionMount Zion first church is a theory claiming that an archaeological site on Mount zion bears remains of the very first church of the Christian community in Jerusalem in the 1st century.

FIrst church of Jerusalem

The site contains remains a Jewish ritual bath (“Miqveh”), and later a chapel built next to it. 

The site belongs to the Greek Orthodox church, and is closed to the public, but was cleaned in 2018.

A video of presenting the site and the theory it relates to the first Christians

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Points of Interest in the Area

  Dormition Abbey
  King David’s Tomb Mark on Mount Zion