Church of all Nations

Large rock on the ground in front of the altar representing the rock on which (acc. to christian sources) Hz. Isa عليه اسلام prayed in the garden on Holy Thursday

Jerusalem, Palestine

Coordinates: 31.779332, 35.239506

The Church of All Nations, also known as the Church or Basilica of the Agony, is a Roman Catholic church located on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, next to the Garden of Gethsemane.

It enshrines a section of bedrock where Hz. Isa عليه اسلام is said to have prayed (acc to christians texts) before his duplicate or double was arrested by romans soldiers.

According to some sources it was Thursday that day.

Inside the church’s high altar, there is a flat outcrop of rock, which a long Christian tradition identifies as the Rock of Agony where Hz. Isa عليه اسلام prayed (acc to christian texts)


The basilica is called the Church of All Nations because many countries contributed to the cost of construction.

National symbols of 12 donors — Belgium, Canada, Chile, Argentina, England, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain and the United States of America, are inside the ceiling domes.

The mosaics in the apses were donated by Hungary, Ireland and Poland. The wreath around the Rock of Agony was given by Australia.


The architecture of the church is very interesting, combining typical lines of the Christian basilica (facade), with aspects encountered in Islamic buildings (especially the side walls and the roof, which has numerous domes)

Note: Some of the information in this article comes from Christians sources.

Before reading the following article it is recommended to read the "View of Islamic scholars on ascension of Hz. Isa عليه اسلام "


Sites related to Christian traditions on this website are for information purpose only.

It is recommended not to visit these sites as a Muslim because, first the sources of these places comes from the christian sources which is dubious in some cases. 

And most of the christian sites are decorated with frescos, paintings & things that go against the teachings of Islam.