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• The Nativity Church
• The Givat Rambam synagogue
• El Aqsa
• Russian Church. Saint Lazarus' Church
• Church of Beitphage
• Basilica of the Agony - Church of all Nations (Gethsemane)
• Church of the Assumption (Saint Mary's Tomb)
• Church of the Ascension (also known as Dome of the Ascension)
• Church of the Ascension - Augusta Victoria
• Church of Saint Mary Magdalene
• Convent of the Pater Noster
• Dominus Flevit
• Church of the the Ascension (Russian)
• Monastery of the Holy Cross
• Church of the Visitation
• Church of Saint John the Baptist (Ein Kerem)
• Church of the Redeemer
• Church of Saint John the Baptist (Old City)
• Church of Saint Alexander Nevsky
• Church of the Holy Sepulchre
• Ecce Homo Basilica
• Church of the Flagellation
• Church of the Condemnation and Imposition of the Cross
• Church of Saint Anne
• Church of Saint Mark
• Saint James' Cathedral
• Christ Church
• Dormition Abbey
• Church of Saint Peter in Gallicantu
• Church of Saint Andrew
• Ethiopian Church
• Cathedral of the Holy Trinity
• Cathedral of Saint George

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Picture: Chebishev

(c) Daniel Amarilio

Please give  Humanity wisdom
To eliminate the Poverty in the World.
So that the rich become richer.
So that no Poverty exists.
So that no  Parent bury his Child.
So that our wonderful Planet is safe.
So that we to live with Joy, in Peace and surrounded by Love.
So that we will glorify You through our short lives, finished even before
being conceived.
So that to hear New prayers coming from every human’s heart,
Which is the same for every Human in this World, independently rich or
poor, white or colored, Abraham or Buddha’s children.
Because I believe only in Goodness..
(Amarilio's Prayer)

Built on the slopes of the Mount of Olives by Alexander III of Russia, the Church of St. Mary Magdalene is probably the most conspicuous house of worship in Jerusalem. It owes its prominence to the presence of seven gilded, onion-shaped domes jutting out from a monumental Muscovite-style body that stands proudly against the sky.

While the church was dedicated to Alexander's mother Maria, it was called the Church of St. Mary Magdalene after her name- saint.

From a distance what you see of St. Mary Magdalene are its memorable bulb-like cupolas. But if you enter the closure in which it is found and climb the steps to the church, you discover that the building is as remarkable as its domes. Indeed, the palatial exterior features a mind-boggling variety of styles and decorations that is fascinating to behold.

Inside a beautiful, hand-carved wooden frame is a unique sixteenth-century icon of the Virgin Mary holding her infant son. Believed to have miraculous powers of healing, the painting stood in a Lebanese church for several hundred years.

One of Russia's most extraordinary saints lies in state within the church. She was Russian Grand Duchess Elizabeth Fyodorovna, wife of the Czar's brother Sergei and sister to the Czar's wife Alexandra. During the lavish inauguration ceremony in 1888, the 24-year-old Elizabeth told several onlookers that she wanted to be buried within its walls. One of her projects was the Jerusalem Church of St. Mary Magdalene, initiated by her brother-in-law but very much her own creation. It was Elizabeth who supervised the artwork, emphasizing a style from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.


Natalia Staikova


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