Church of the Dormition

Church of the Dormition

The Church of the Dormition or Abbey of the Dormition is located on Mount Zion, next to the Upper Room (Cenacle). It marks the place of Mary’s death, or rather ’the passing from earthly life,’ on Mt. Zion within the early Christian community. It is believed to be built on the remains of an early Byzantine church Hagia Maria Sion. The foundation stone of the church was erected on October 7 1900 and the building was dedicated by the Latin Patriarchiate in 1910.

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