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Basilica della Dormizione di Maria

Basilica Jerusalem, Israel

A stop for pilgrims Basilica della Dormizione di Maria

The Dormition Abbey is a popular destination for both pilgrims and local worshipers. Inside, the circular basilica is remarkable for its simplicity and beauty. At the center of its semicircular apse is a mosaic of Mary and baby Jesus, with the figures of twelve prophets below them. Around the church there are six side chapels decorated with beautiful mosaics that illustrate scenes such as Mary and the child Jesus receiving pilgrims, the genealogical tree of the family of Jesus, John the Baptist on the banks of the river Jordan, St. Benedict - the founder of the order Benedictine, and other saints.

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    Jerusalem, Israel

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