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Church of All Nations (Basilica of Agony) – it is a Franciscan Catholic church built in 1924. The project of this temple was prepared by the Italian architect Antonio Barluzzi. In front of the church altar there is a stone on which, according to Christian beliefs, Jesus Christ performed the last prayer in his life.
Funding for the construction took place with the participation of Catholic communities from different European states, which was the reason for the appearance of the church's name. The narthex of the temple is located on the foundations of an ancient chapel built by the Crusaders in the 12th century, but later abandoned. And in turn, the chapel was erected on the ruins of an even more ancient architectural structure, the Byzantine basilica. The basilica, built in the 4th century, was destroyed in an earthquake in 746.
The dome of the temple on the inside is painted with the coats of arms of twelve states, whose communities financed the construction. In addition, in the temple you can see mosaic paintings `` Taking Christ into custody '', `` Tradition of the Savior '', as well as `` Prayer of Gethsemane. ''
To the open altar of the Church of All Nations located in the church garden, Christians of various confessions are converted: Catholics, Orthodox, Armenian Gregorians, and Protestants.
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