The Church of all nations (also known as Basilica of the Agony) is a beautiful fransiscan church that got its name because many countries helped to build it.
The church is located on the mount of olives (Har Ha' Zeytim) and it was designed by an Italian architect called antonio berluzzi.
The location of the church is also called "Gethsemane" and in Hebrew it is called "Gat Shmanim" (the place where they made oil from the olives).
If you want to visit the church you can come everyday from 8-12 and 14-17.
This Church was built by an Italian Architect in the first quarter of the 19th century.
Which also known as "The Basilica of the Agony" .
The reason for the name "Chuch of all nations" is that many countries has contributed to help with the building of it.
The Church is one of the important churches to Christianity and its quite nice while looking at it from outside though not as impressive as other churches i've seen. It is located at Gethsemane right at the foot of Mount of Olives.
Another Jerusalem landmark is the Church of All Nations, referred to as such because it was financed by twelve different countries in relatively recent times (1924). The painting on the outside of the church shows Jesus taking on the world's suffering; inside, you'll usually find tourists snapping away at the alter. Entrance is free.
The Church of All Nations is another name of the Basilica of the Agony.
The current Church was built between 1919 and 1924 using funds donated from many different countries. The respective coat-of-arms of each donating country are incorporated into the glass of the ceiling, each in a separate, small dome, and also into the interior mosaics.
The countries honored in this way are; starting from the left side, beginning with the apse: Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Mexico; in the middle of the church are memorialized: Italy, France, Spain and the United Kingdom, and to the right: Belgium, Canada, Germany, and the United States of America.
The mosaics in the apses were donated by Ireland, Hungary, and Poland. The crown around the bedrock itself was a gift of Australia.
These multi-national donations give the church its present title as the Church of "All Nations".
You can watch my 3 min 13 sec HD Video Jerusalem Gethsemane Church of All Nations out of my Youtube channel.
Built on the site of two previous churches (the first, destroyed by an earthquake in 400 CE, the second, a Crusader Church, abandoned in 1345), the Church of All Nations was built in 1924, funded by 12 countries. It's most notable for the gold-leaf mosaic that adorns its frontage, depicting Jesus carrying the suffering of the world (hence althernative name for the church is Basilica of the Agony).
It is built within the grounds that are now accepted as the Garden of Gethsemane, the place of Jesus' betrayal and arrest.
The Church of All Nations is to be found in the Valley of Jehoshaphat - along with many Christian sites (Tomb of the Virgin Mary, Gethsemane, Russian Church of Mary Magdalene, Church of Dominus Flavit) and is 'round the back' outside the Walls of the Old City - best reached by exiting the Old City via St Stephen's/Lion's Gate (if walking).
We arrived mid morning hopeful of beating the crowds. There were people everywhere, however our guide was happy and I guess it becomes more crowded later in the day.
This is a beautiful looking church built over the rock in the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus prayed the night before his arrest.
The church is sometimes referred to as Church of the Agony.
There has been a series of churches on this site since the time of Jesus, often destroyed and replaced.
The present church was built in 1924.
Open daily:8am to noon & 2:30 to 6pm summer, 5pm winter.
This rock is said to be the place where Jesus prayed the night before his arrest. It was a favoured area of the church for visitors to kneel and pray.
Photos are allowed in the Church of All Nations.
The Church of All Nations (also known as the Basilica of Agony) is so named because its construction in 1924 was financed by twelve different countries. The church is built over 2 others, the Egenia dating from around 380, and a crusader basilica of around 1170. The Church is also notable for its Byzantine mosaic floor and the striking mosaic arches above the entrance.
The interior of the church is built over the traditional place where Jesus prayed on the night of his betrayal.
Although this church is called also the Basilica of Agony I personally think that the basilica is adjacent to this Church.The Church of All Nations,is a Roman Catholic church located next to the Garden of Gethsemane. It enshrines a section of bedrock where Jesus is said to have prayed before his arrest, Mark 14: 32- 42.
The chapel was built between 1919 and 1924 using funds donated from many different countries. These multi-national donations give the church it's presesnt title as the Church of "All Nations". The symbols of each country are incorporated into the glass of the ceiling, each in a separate, small dome. The facade of the church is supported by a row of corinthian columns set below a modern mosaic depicting Jesus Christ as the symbolic link between God and humanity. The bubble-domed roof, thick columns, and facade mosaic, give the church a Byzantine look architecturally.The Architech is Antonio Barluzzi ( 1924)
This, the largest church on the Mount of Olives, is on the sight of the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus spent praying before his arrest. The current church was built in 1920 on the sight of a 12th century crusader era church.
Passing through the Garden of Gatsemane you will get to the Church of all Nations. The church is called like that because it was financed by 12 countries. After seeing the exterior you might be a little disappointed once you entered. As it's not that impressive from the inside.
The church was built on top of two older churches. One from around 380 AD and the other from around 1170 AD.
The Church of all Nations is a very humble church that stands next to the Garden of Gethsemane. It stands a shrine and memorial to the suffering of Jesus Christ and it can't be missed in its location at the foot of the Mount of Olives. While there is nothing spectacular about the design of the church or on the inside, its simply what it represents that makes it a very special and spiritual place to visit.
This church stands on the site of the Garden of Gethsemane. This garden's fame comes from Christ's final moments before His arrest. The church is outside the city walls and faces the part of the wall lining the Temple Mount. Inside, you will find a rock at the front surrounded by wrought iron. This rock is traditionally held as the place where Jesus prayed in the garden and sweated great drops of blood. Adjacent to the church is a remaining section of the garden. Here, you will see some very old olive trees. Perhaps you can buy some olive oil from vendors nearby. When we went in September 2001, we were the only ones in the church and the garden. Imagine having a place like this to yourself to contemplate things.
Do visit this Church. It is at the foot of the Mount of Olives and was built between 1919-24 using donations from 12 countries.
The painting around the entrance is amazing and there are some interesting pieces inside.
You can combine this with the Garden of Gethsemane.
Would I return here? Yes.
Opening:Mon-Sat 08:00--12:00, 14:00--17:30
The Church of All Nations is at the foot of Mount of Olives. Its real name is "The Basilica of the Agony", but since the completion of the church's construction in 1924 was done through donations collected from all around the catholic world, the name "Church of All Nations" became the name mostly used.
In this place, according to the Christian tradition, Christ prayed his last prayer, before he was turned over to the Romans by Judah.