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Church of the Pater Noster and Neighbors

Beit Hahoshen (A-Tur)

Jewish home in mostly Arab neighborhood of Mount of Olives (A-Tur neighborhood) founded in April 2006, in two adjunct buildings. The two homes are located at the top of the Mount of Olives, and the residents have placed an Israeli flag on the roof, easily seen even from far away. These houses also serve as a lookout for groups tourists.

Beit Hahoshen
Beit Hahoshen

Pater Noster Church Jerusalem, Israel

The Church of the Pater Noster (Eleona) il located in A-Tur on the Mount of Olives. It stands on the traditional site of Christ’s teaching of the Lord’s Prayer. (Luke 11:2-4)

A fourth-century basilica was constructed here by Constantine I, under the direction of Constantine’s mother Helena in the early 4th century, to commemorate the Ascension of Jesus Christ. The pilgrim Egeria referred to it as the church of the Eleona (olive grove) in the late 4th century. The church was destroyed by Persians in 614.

The site was acquired by Princess Aurelia Bossi de la Tour d’Auvergne in the late 19th century. In 1868 she built a cloister and founded a Carmelite convent in 1872. The 4th-century Byzantine church has been partially reconstructed. The memory of Jesus’ teaching remained associated with this site, and during the crusades it became exclusively associated with the teaching of the Lord’s Prayer. The cloister is of European style and contains plaques that bear the Lord’s Prayer in over 100 different languages.

The princess died in Florence in 1889, but her last wish was for her remains to rest in the Pater Noster Church, in a tomb which she had prepared. Her wish was fulfilled in 1957. On top of her sarcophagus is a life-size effigy.

Eleona - Pater Noster
Eleona – Pater Noster
Eleona - Pater Noster
Eleona – Pater Noster

French property


The Lord’s Prayer

OUR FATHER, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.


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