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Church of Mary Magdalene

Mary Magdlene Russian church Jerusalem exteriorThe “Church of Mary Magdlene” is a Russian Orthodox church located on Mount of Olives , near the  Garden of Gethsemane .

Built in 1886, The church has a traditional Russian church design, including a tented roof and onion shaped domes.

MAry Magdalene Russian Church interiorIn 1920 Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna wikipedia sher fellow nun were buried in the church. In 1988 Prince Alice wikipedia s, her relative, was buried there as well. Over the years her grandsons Prince Charles and Prince William have visited the church several times.

Near the church steps carved in the rock are believed to have been used by Jesus when residing in Bethany.


Book a Private Tour to the Church of Mary Magdalene

The Church of Mary Magdalene is on the western slope of Mount of Olives , above Garden of Gethsemane . It is open only twice a week for a few hours in the morning.

 Contact me for a proposal of a full day tour of Jerusalem, that will also include a visit to the Church of “Mary Magdalene. 



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(1/20) Visiting a Tomb of a Real Princess

Princess Alice of Batternberg and the British Royal Family Princess Alice of Battenberg  is a remarkable figure in the royal history of Europe. Born in 1885 in Windsor Castle, London to Second degree cousins (Ludwig von Battenberg and Victoria Princess of Hesse), it is perhaps not that surprising that she was death from birth. In 1903 when she was only 18 years old, Princess Alice was married to Andreas Prince of Greece, who she met a year earlier at the Coronation ceremony of Edward VII in London. The couple had four children, before being ousted in 1917 by Constantine, brother