Info: Pater Noster Church

The Church of Pater Noster also known as the sanctuary of Eleona is a partially reconstructed Roman Catholic church located on the Mount of Olives, north of the tombs of the prophets, in Jerusalem. It is located at the traditional site of Christ’s teaching on the Lord’s Prayer. (Luke 11: 2-4). Today, the land on which the church is located on belongs to France.

The modern church is built on the site of a 4th century basilica, designed by Constantine I to commemorate the Ascension of Jesus Christ. It was built under the direction of Constantine’s mother, Helena, in the 4th century, who named the “Church of the Disciples”. The pilgrim Egeria was the first to refer to it as the “Church of Eleona” in the 4th century, which means “olive”.

Luke 11:2-4
2 So He said to them, “When you pray, say:
Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
3 Give us day by day our daily bread.
4 And forgive us our sins,
For we also forgive everyone who is indebted to us.
And do not lead us into temptation,
But deliver us from the evil one.”

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