Mar Elias

Local nameמאר אליאס
LocationState of Palestine, Israel

Mar Elias Monastery is a Greek Orthodox monastery in south Jerusalem, on a hill overlooking Bethlehem and Herodium.

The monastery was founded in the 6th century, damaged in an earthquake, and restored in 1160 with funds donated by Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor. According to Christian tradition, Elijah rested here after fleeing the vengeance of Jezebel. It is also said to be the burial place of the Greek Bishop Elias of Bethlehem who died in 1345, and St.

Tags Place of WorshipChristianCatholic
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Address Palestinian Territories

Coordinates 31°44'5.172" N 35°12'40.194" E

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