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Moscow on the hills of Ein Kerem

On a stunning, late winter Saturday morning we went to see this little jewelry box of a Russian... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2018
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Jerusalem District, Israel
RUSSIAN MONASTERY OF EIN KAREM

Built by the Russian Orthodox Mission to thr Holy Land starting 1847,The name means the convent of... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2016
airport2015
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Jerusalem, Israel
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17 Mar 2018
“Moscow on the hills of Ein Kerem”
25 Dec 2017
“GORNY CONVENT”
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

On a stunning, late winter Saturday morning we went to see this little jewelry box of a Russian Orthodox church, which was begun in 1905 by the Czar's sister-in-law, a granddaughter of Queen Victoria, but left without a roof by the Communist Revolution and only...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 25 December 2017

Christian tradition calls the village of Ein-Kerem, the City of Judea, Virgin Mary visited here her cousin St.Elizabeth-Elisheva in Hebrew, Entering Ein-Kerem, on the hillside you see the golden domes of the Russian Convent, Construction started in the 19th Century by Archimandrite Antoin Kapustin,,the inhabitant...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 9 August 2016

Built by the Russian Orthodox Mission to thr Holy Land starting 1847,The name means the convent of the mountain=GORNY,fOR MANY YEARS NEGLECTED,REBUILT AND RENOVATED AFTER THE VISIT OF pUTIN TO iSRAEL

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 2 January 2015

We only saw the exterior and it is stunning. We were in Ein Kerem and walked by, wished we had more time to explore the interior as the Russian Orthodox Priest we met and spoke with was quite friendly and welcoming. The monastery was built...More

Date of experience: February 2014
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