Coptic Church of St. Helen

Coptic Church of St. Helen, Jerusalem

Coptic Church of St. Helen
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Jack Miller
New Orleans, LA321 contributions
Jun. 2022 • Solo
Since not so many people wrote review of this church, let me contribute some. It’s a small church, feels a bit dated, but also very real. I visited in June 2022. The entrance still has a calendar of activities in 2016. You can sit there and pray quietly. Feel the holiness.
Written 20 June 2022
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Geoff H
Cranbrook, UK12,315 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
Together the Coptic Church of St Helen and the Coptic Monastery of St Anthony mark the IX Station of the Cross; where Jesus fell for the third time on the hill of Golgotha. A column built into the door of the Coptic Monastery of St Anthony reputedly marks the actual spot. The Coptic Church of St Helen is a small, beautiful Church. It is a quiet haven of peace away from the hustle and bustle of the Via Dolorosa.
Written 14 June 2019
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Mark H
Winston Salem, NC531 contributions
Apr. 2019 • Family
A small Coptic Church built as part of Saint Anthony’s Coptic Monastery, this is a beautiful small Church that shows the true nature of ancient buildings and how they grew over time.

Remember, the first part was founded in 325 AD - and that is not a type-o. Heck the USA barely has anything left from 325 years AGO and these folks are still growing a Church from 325 AD.

Talk about a new level of devotion.
Written 1 April 2019
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Departure811861
Germany857 contributions
Dec. 2017 • Solo
To visit the Coptic Patriarchate you walk on the rooftop of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. There you can perhaps catch glimpses of the Coptic priests and sisters. Also look at the Coptic Church of St Helen because it is very unusual.
Written 20 November 2018
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Gavriella Harel
Modiin, Israel47 contributions
Oct. 2017 • Family
If you not claustrophobic, go there. It cost 5NS which you give to the priest. Down in the water zystern sing!!!!! Great accustic and a world you don't expect in the old city. But be careful it is slippery...watch were you walk!
A way to understand how important water was in Jerusalem!
Written 22 October 2017
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Commited_Traveller
Port Elizabeth, South Africa847 contributions
Sep. 2017 • Solo
The church itself is simple enough. What is unusual is that there is a massive cistern beneath the church. It is a bit wet and slippery getting in there - and a bit smelly when you get there - but for a view of an underground cistern, its worth the visit.
Written 15 September 2017
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airport2015
Tel Aviv District, Israel1,002 contributions
Jul. 2017
On your tour of Via Dolorosa,after the Olive Oil Market-SUQ KHAN EL ZEIT Pass the Moslim Orphanage and you come to the site of the Coptic Bishof,big Coptic Church were 43 steps lead to an ancient cystern of St.Helena
Written 16 July 2017
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podrozniczka60
New Jersey14,335 contributions
Jan. 2017 • Couples
Simple but beautiful church marked by the 9th Station was built in 12century in "crusader" style on top of prior temples. It contains a chair which was supposedly the seat of St Helen. Precious mosaic floors line this church. They are modern just from last century, created by an Israeli artist.
Written 17 February 2017
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Temper43 - Alfredo
Panama City, Panama1,280 contributions
Nov. 2016 • Couples
Living in Jerusalem, there are always places to visit, that are always next to sites I had visited, but this was the first time to go to the St Helen Coptic Church and also visit the enormous reservoir underground....amazing place, and it is important to note that this should be the walk of the via dolorosa, but it is very narrow in some parts, if you are on your own try and visit it.
Written 15 November 2016
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Alexander B
Vienna, Austria478 contributions
Sep. 2016 • Couples
The Coptic Chruch St. Helen is located at the sation no. 9 of the Via Dolorosa, so the way which Jesus Christ took to his crucification at the top of the Golgota hill. From there you are close to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
Written 7 October 2016
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