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Church of Our Lady of Sorrows

The Church of Our Lady of Sorrows, also known as the Armenian Chapel of Our Lady of Spasm, is an Armenian Catholic religious building located in the Old City of Jerusalem, erected in 1881. Located at the fourth station of the Via Dolorosa, near the Arch of Ecce Homo and opposite the Austrian Hospice, this church commemorates the meeting of Jesus with his mother on his way to the crucifixion. The main chapel is dedicated to the Virgin Mary under the title of Our Lady of Sorrows, reflecting devotion to her suffering during the Passion of Christ. In it, a 4th century mosaic marks the place from where tradition claims that Mary gazed at her Son.

As the seat of the Armenian Catholic Patriarchal Exarchate of Jerusalem and Amman of the Armenian Catholic Church, this church has the status of an Armenian Catholic cathedral and hospice in Jerusalem. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1981, highlighting its importance not only as a place of worship but also as an integral part of the cultural and historical heritage of humanity in Jerusalem.

    • Address
      Al Wad St, Jerusalem
    • Web
    • Visiting Hours
    • What to see
      Byzantine mosaic

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