My favorite of the three towers on the Mount of Olives is the Russian Church of the Ascension. Despite the unfortunate treatment of some of the clergy towards our students for being "Mormons" (which is interestingly the only opposition we've faced from any other Christian group since being here--most other Christians, and even Jews and Muslims have been very accepting of us), the site celebrates the resurrected Christ's ascension into heaven after His visit to the disciples (see the Bible Dictionary for more information).
|Christ's ascension from the Mt. of Olives|
|The Triumphal Entry|
|Raising Lazarus from the dead|