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Encyclopedia > Church of All Nations (Jerusalem)
Church of All Nations near Mount of Olives in Jerusalem
Church of All Nations near Mount of Olives in Jerusalem
For other churches called Church of All Nations, see Church of All Nations (disambiguation).

The Church of All Nations, also known as the Church of the Agony or the Basilica of the Agony, is located on Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, next to the Garden of Gethsemane. It enshrines a section of bedrock where Jesus is said to have prayed before the night of his arrest. Church of all Nations File links The following pages link to this file: Church of All Nations ... Church of all Nations File links The following pages link to this file: Church of All Nations ... This entry incorporates text from the public domain Eastons Bible Dictionary, originally published in 1897. ... Jerusalem (Hebrew: , Yerushaláyim or Yerushalaim; Greek: Ιεροσόλυμα, Ierosólyma or Ιερουσαλήμ, Ierousalēm; Latin: Hierosolyma; Arabic: , al-Quds; official Arabic in Israel: أورشليم القدس, Urshalim-Al-Quds) is the largest city of Israel. ... This entry incorporates text from the public domain Eastons Bible Dictionary, originally published in 1897. ... Jerusalem (Hebrew: , Yerushaláyim or Yerushalaim; Greek: Ιεροσόλυμα, Ierosólyma or Ιερουσαλήμ, Ierousalēm; Latin: Hierosolyma; Arabic: , al-Quds; official Arabic in Israel: أورشليم القدس, Urshalim-Al-Quds) is the largest city of Israel. ... The Garden of Gethsemane. ... Jesus (8–2 BC/BCE — 29–36 AD/CE),[1] also known as Jesus of Nazareth, is the central figure of Christianity. ... Maria Magdalene in prayer. ...


The chapel was built from 1919 to 1924 using funds from many different countries (hence the title). The symbols of each country are incorporated into the glass of the ceiling, each in a separate, small dome. The front of the church is a facade supported by a row of pillars. Above is a modern mosaic depicting Jesus Christ symbolically as the link between God and humanity. The bubbled-dome roof, thick pillars, and mosaic give the church a Byzantine look architecturally. The architect of the building was Antonio Barluzzi. 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... West facade of the Notre-Dame de Strasbourg Cathedral A facade (or façade) (Pronounced fa-sa-de) is generally the exterior of a building — especially the front, but also sometimes the sides and rear. ... Mosaic is the art of decoration with small pieces of colored glass, stone or other material. ... God is the deity believed by monotheists to be the supreme reality. ... Human beings are defined variously in biological, spiritual, and cultural terms, or in combinations thereof. ... Architect at his drawing board, 1893 An architect is a person involved in the planning, designing and oversight of a buildings construction. ...


The current church rests on the foundations of two earlier ones - a 12th century Crusader chapel abandoned in 1345 and a 4th century Byzantine basilica, destroyed by an earthquake in 746. (11th century - 12th century - 13th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 12th century was that century which lasted from 1101 to 1200. ... This article is about the medieval crusades. ... Events Miracle of the Host Births October 31 - King Fernando I of Portugal (died 1383) Agnès of Valois, daughter of John II of France (died 1349) Eleanor Maltravers, English noblewoman (died 1405) Deaths April 14 - Richard Aungerville, English writer and bishop (born 1287) September 16 - John IV, Duke of... As a means of recording the passage of time, the 4th century was that century which lasted from 301 to 400. ... Byzantine architecture is the architecture of the Byzantine Empire. ... Events Swithred succeeds Saelred as king of Essex. ...


External links

  • Mount of Olives - Churches on Mount of Olives. Photos and general information.
  • Jerusalem Photo Archive - Christian Quarter
  • - Picture slide show of Church of All Nations

 
 

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