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Russian Convent of the Ascension

russian church mount of olivesThe 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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