Church of All Nations (Basilica of the Agony), Jerusalem

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Admire the huge portal mosaic depicting Jesus weeping over the fate of Jerusalem at Church of All Nations (Basilica of the Agony), sitting at the foot of the Mount of Olives. This Franciscan church features three large entrance arches, classical marble columns, and numerous vaults painted blue. Built in 1919-1924 funded by joint donations from Europe and both Americas, the church sits on the foundations of a Crusader chapel abandoned in 1345--which itself stood on the site of a 4th-century Byzantine basilica. A grove of ancient olive trees adorns the churchyard. Observe the devotees prostrate themselves upon the holy rock of agony where Jesus reportedly prayed before his arrest. Plan your visit to Church of All Nations (Basilica of the Agony) and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Jerusalem trip maker site .
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  • Located next to the Garden of Gethsemane, the large rock before the altar is believed to be where Jesus rested the night before his betrayal. Twelve nations supplied the funds to build this church, he...  more »
  • This church is a collaboration of several countries that have enabled the reconstruction. Inside are hung from the flags of each country. The two poles of interest are the stained glass windows as well as the garden which is a supposed place of a biblical event. I seem to remember that in this place Jesus watched over with Peter and John who they failed to stay awake.
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