This church is actually very special. It is an Orthodox church. It is dedicated to Mary Magdalene, the female disciple of Jesus. It is said that Mary Magdalene was the first person to see the resurrection of Jesus. The church is in a typical Russian style, although the scale is not It is very large, but very delicate, with 7 dazzling golden onion domes on the top of the church, which is very Russian.
This church was built by Tsar Alexander III in 1886 to commemorate his mother Maria Alexandrovna. The church is in a typical Russian style and includes 7 dazzling gilded onion domes.
The Church of Mary Magdalene is located on the Mount of Olives. A typical Russian Orthodox church dedicated to Mary Magdalene, the female disciple of Jesus. The Bible records that Mary Magdalene was the first person to see Jesus' resurrection. The most convenient way to get there is to take a bus up the mountain from the bus stop opposite the Damascus Gate. Note that Jerusalem has the Central Bus Station (CBS), which is the most important bus station, going to other places. CBS is out of service on Sabbath and religious holidays. Opposite the Damascus Gate, there are two bus stations run by Arabs. To the east, you can take No. 221 to the observation deck REHAVAM OBSERVATION POINT on the top of the mountain, 5.5 shekels per person. There are many stations on 221 Road, and many children and local residents go to school in the morning. Get off at the terminal, ask passers-by again, and walk for a few minutes to the viewing platform. Where can I see the golden onion dome of the Church of Mary Magdalene. Overlooking the Golden Dome Mosque Church, Al-Aqsa Mosque. Then walk down the road, first to the Church of the Weeping Lord, and near a large Jewish cemetery is the Church of Mary Magdalene. There is a high wall outside the church and it is impossible to take pictures. Unfortunately, it was not during the opening hours when we went. There happened to be a car coming out and the door opened. I hurriedly took a photo. There was a statue of the Virgin Mary in the middle. Although there are no tickets, there is a donation box (DONATION). Opening hours: Thursday and Saturday morning 10:00-12:00 and then go down to see the Church of All Nations Gethsemane and the Garden of Gethsemane. Going to the old city, there is a good camera for shooting the Church of Mary Magdalene. You can go all the way to the dung gate of the old city.
From the Mount of Olives, you can walk along the downhill path to the Church of Mary Magdalene. This is a Russian Orthodox church. The golden onion dome reminds me of the churches I saw in Russia. However, the onion domes of Russian churches are all colored and more kawaii. When I entered the main hall, I was met by the locals baptizing the newborn baby. The priest quickly intruded into the water in the baptismal basin with the baby, and the baby choked and cried. The baptism was like this, which really scared me.
From the Mount of Olives, you can walk along the downhill path to the Church of Mary Magdalene. Next to the Garden of Gethsemane, this is a Russian Orthodox church with a golden onion dome.