Church of Mary Magdalene
Israel

Church of Mary Magdalene

The Church of St. Mary Magdalene is a Russian Orthodox church located in East Jerusalem, very close to the Garden of Gethsemane, not far from the tomb of the Virgin, on the slope of the Mount of Olives.

It was built at the expense of the Russian Imperial family in memory of Empress Maria Alexandrovna in 1888 and consecrated in honor of her heavenly patron Saint Mary Magdalene. Here you can worship the Holy Relics of the St. New-Martyr Grand Duchess Elizabeth and admire the paintings and icons of the great Russian masters.