Lutheran Church of the Redeemer – Jerusalem

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Background: The Lutheran Church of the Redeemer is one of the few Protestant churches in the Old City. It was finished in 1898 and is under the Evangelical Church of Germany. It currently serves local Palestinian Christians.

Impressions: My first stop was the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, one of the easiest churches to spot because it’s so tall. It stands right next to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, but dominates the Old City skyline. I walked up the narrow winding steps up the bell tower and saw an amazing view of the Old City. As it’s a long walk up, not many make the ascent and the top is relatively peaceful, a far departure from the streets of the city. Unfortunately the interior is heavily graffiti-ed and it could use some cleaning and renovation.

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~ by jonathanmtsai on June 14, 2011.

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