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The Christian Quarter is one of the four quarters of the ancient, walled Old City of Jerusalem, the other three being the Jewish Quarter, the Muslim Quarter and the Armenian Quarter. The Christian Quarter is situated in the north-western corner of the Old City, extending from the New Gate in the north, along the western wall of the Old City as far as the Jaffa Gate, along the Jaffa Gate - Western Wall route in the south, bordering on the Jewish and Armenian Quarters, as far as the Damascus Gate in the east, where it borders on the Muslim Quarter. The quarter contains the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, one of Christianity's holiest places. Image File history File links Wiki_letter_w. ... Jerusalem (Hebrew: Yerushalayim; Arabic: al-Quds; Greek ÎÎµÏÎ¿ÏÏÎ»Ï Î¼Î±; Latin Aelia Capitolina) is an ancient Middle Eastern city on the watershed between the Mediterranean Sea and the Dead Sea at an elevation of 650-840 meters. ... A Jewish quarter is the area of a city traditionally inhabited by Jews. ... The Muslim Quarter (or Moslem Quarter) is one of the four quarters of the ancient, walled Old City of Jerusalem, the other three being the Jewish Quarter, the Christian Quarter and the Armenian Quarter. ... The Armerian Quarter is one of the four quarters in the Old City of Jerusalem. ... There are eight (nine) gates in Jerusalems Old City Walls. ... There are eight (nine) gates in Jerusalems Old City Walls. ... Western Wall by night Wailing Wall redirects here. ... There are eight (nine) gates in Jerusalems Old City Walls. ... The Muslim Quarter (or Moslem Quarter) is one of the four quarters of the ancient, walled Old City of Jerusalem, the other three being the Jewish Quarter, the Christian Quarter and the Armenian Quarter. ... Main Entrance to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. ...
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Muslim and ChristianQuarters meet on the north side of Jerusalem at the Damascus Gate, which is named for the old road that led from the gate to Damascus.
There are many Christian churches within the Muslim Quarter, and this is where the Via Dolorosa (the Stations of the Cross) leads to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, which is just inside the ChristianQuarter, close to the western edge of the Muslim Quarter.
Visiting Christians from America, upon entering the city through the Lion’s Gate on the east side and walking west along the Via Dolorosa, would not be aware that they were in the Muslim Quarter of Jerusalem, unless they looked at their map.
It might appear that the Armenian quarter might have been part of the ChristianQuarter since all Armenians residing in Jerusalem are Christians, yet for historical reasons the Armenian quarter has remained separate and has not suffered the same disruptions as the other quarters over the last one thousand years.
The story of the Armenian quarter, its growth and decline, its assets and community is one often overlooked in studies of Jerusalem.
At this time the Quarter became dominated by non-Armenian churches including the Church of St. Thomas in the southern area, a Greek Church in the north part of the quarter, the Church of St. James Intercisus in the extreme north near David’s Street and the Church of St. Mark bordering today’s Jewish Quarter.
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