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Dormition Abbey Part 3

King David.

The Dormition Abbey .

The dome structure was built by the Muslims.

The Muslims recycled a column with a capital that depicts a pelican feeding her young with her blood which is a symbol of Christ who feeds us in the Eucharist.

Pope Saint John Paul II celebrated Mass here in 2000 and gave the sculpture as a gift that witnesses to peace.

The current structure was built during the crusade period. It was the southern gallery of the church of Saint Mary of Zion. Later it was turned into a mosque. Notice the 16th century mihrab or prayer niche facing Mecca.

The Upper Room. Although this is not the original location this is where we commemorate the Last Supper.

Agni Parthene – Oh Pure Virgin Orthodox hymn sung by Eikona – performed in Greek and English.