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Church Of The Reddemer

The Lutheran Church of the Redeemer is a Protestant church in Jerusalem and is a property of the Evangelical Jerusalem Foundation. The Church of the redeemer was built between between 1893 and 1898 by the architect Paul Ferdinand Groth. 


The church was Built on land given to King William I of Prussia  in 1869 by Sultan Abdülaziz of the Ottoman Empire, the church was constructed from 1893 to 1898. The location had been the site of the old church of St. Mary Minor.
In 1898, Kaiser Wilhelm II made a trip to Jerusalem to personally dedicate the new church.For the dedication of the church, the Kaiser entered the city on horse back through two specially made ceremonial arches, one a gift of the Ottoman Empire and one a gift from the local Jewish community. The church was dedicated on Reformation Day, 1898. At the dedication, Wilhelm is quoted saying, "From Jerusalem came the light in splendor from which the German nation became great and glorious; and what the Germanic peoples have become, they became under the banner of the cross, the emblem of self-sacrificing charity."