검색
 

 More From Region

 

Monastery of the Cross

이 페이지에는:

The Monastery of the Cross, located in the Valley of the Cross in central Jerusalem, enshrines an ancient tradition that the tree from which the cross of Jesus was made grew here.

The monastery, near the Israel Museum and the Knesset, welcomes visitors daily to explore it and relax at its shady courtyard café. The tree is said to have been planted by Lot, who after realizing his sins, came to Abraham who gave him branches from pine, fir and cypress trees.

Lot planted them, and they grew miraculously into one tree, in the spirit of Isaiah 60:13. The church, dating from the Byzantine period, is adorned with frescoes and an intricate mosaic floor.

Behind the altar, paintings depict the story of the tree. In the eleventh century, the monastery was restored by the Georgians, whose national poet, Shota Rustaveli, is said to have resided here when he wrote his epic work “the Knight in the Panther’s Skin.” The monastery also contains a small museum of ethnic costumes and church art. 



 

 

 Sites & Attractions

 
The Or Torah (Tunisian) Synagogue’s claim to fame is that it is literally covered in mo...
Spring in Nakhal Refa'im, with adjoining Ein Yael Museum, an active museum that holds i...
Interactive museum designed to bring the world of science and technology closer to chil...
The museum depicting the history of excavations in the Ophel and in the areas south and...
Monastery of the Order of the Sisters of Zion on Via Dolorosa in the Old City. Part of ...
 

 Accommodations

 
Hotel offers rooms with double beds and additional bed for children. Large families can...
Hotel with well-decorated rooms overlooking Lake Kineret and Tiberias. Super-deluxe roo...
Hotel with accessorized rooms and suites with Internet access, among other features. Th...
 

 VideoSideVWP

 
 

 RelevantArticle

 
 

 Events In Area

 
 

 제목 없음

 
기독교 장소들