Named for “Our Father” prayer (Pater Noster), the Church of the Pater Noster also known as the Sanctuary of the Eleona stands on the traditional site in the Mount of Olives, Jerusalem where Jesus taught his disciples the Lord’s Prayer (Luke 11:2-4). This partially reconstructed Roman Catholic Church stands today in land formally belonging to France, which makes for an interesting Holy Land trip story.
With a prominent location on Mount Zion, the monastery Dormition Abbey commemorates the memory of Virgin Mary in the traditional place of her death. The name of Dormition Abbey means “Eternal sleep,” and on your Christian Holy Land Tour of Jerusalem you’ll easily distinguish the monasteries unique beautiful structure. The complex is nearly one hundred years old built over stone ruins and known to be in the general area frequented by the disciples and Jesus during his last days in Jerusalem. Nearby on your Christian Holy Land Tour to Israel you’ll also find the room of the Last Supper, and the Tomb of King David.
The Church of the Flagellation is a Franciscan complex which includes a monastery located in the Muslim Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem, and is adjacent to the Church of the Condemnation and Imposition of the Cross. The site is traditionally marked as the place where the Roman soldiers flogged Jesus after he was convicted and sentenced to death by crucifixion (John 19:17-19).