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Between Heaven and Earth

Sites on Mt. Zion and the Dormition Abbey

Some Important Details

  • תאריכון

    Date and time

    English only
    Friday, June 28 | 10:00am
    Tour Length: approx. 2 hours

  • מחיר

    Cost

    40 NIS

  • מדריך

    Guide

    Itay Gat


Mt. Zion is a special place for Jews, Christians and Muslims, and it has historical sites showing its importance for all three religions. As early as the Byzantine period, sites were developed on Mt. Zion attesting to its religious significance, and religious ceremonies started to be held here. These sites celebrated the mountain as the tomb of King David and the place of the Last Supper of Jesus and his disciples. Through the years, Mt. Zion passed between different hands and experienced disagreements and conflicts. In the area, one monumental structure sticks out that was built at the beginning of the 20th century in the Neo Romanesque style for the Benedictine Order. This is the Dormition Abbey dedicated to Mary, mother of Jesus, who according to tradition fell into an eternal slumber here.

How did this mountain become holy to 3 religions? What was the relationship between them through history? And what is happening today on Mt. Zion? These questions and others will be answered. Includes visit to the tomb of King David and the Dormition Abbey, recently reopened after an extensive renovation.‌

Meeting point: Mt. Zion

The tour includes entrance to the church, please arrive in modest clothing (no tank tops and shorts)

Tickets purchased on the website can be canceled within 14 days of purchase, but not less than 7 business days from the date of the event. Requests for ticket cancellations must be sent in writing to: [email protected]

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