Apr 23, 2011

Gethsemane 1934

Maria Magdalene (Mary Magdalene) is the Russian Orthodox Church located on the Mount of Olives, in the Garden of Gethsemane in Jerusalem, Israel.
The church is dedicated to Miryam of Migdal, a follower of Jesus. Maria Magdalene was the first to see Christ after he was resurrected, and was a crucial and important disciple of Jesus, and seemingly his primary female associate, along with Mary of Bethany, whom some believe to have been the same woman.
The church was built in 1886 by Tzar Alexander III as a commemoration for his mother, Empress Maria Alexandrovna of Russia, in the traditional tented roof Russian style, including seven onion shaped golden domes. Photograph dates from 1934


gary ledebur said...

MM: timely and splendid post for Easter morning. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Certainly of greater cultural and historical value --- not to mention sheer class and appropriateness on Easter Sunday --- than The Morning Call's frontpage, above the fold extravaganza about toilets in Bethlehem.