Church of the Holy Family, Jerusalem

Coordinates: 31°46′49″N 35°13′55″E / 31.7803°N 35.2320°E / 31.7803; 35.2320
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Church of the Holy Family
Hebrew: כנסיית המשפחה הקדושה
LocationOld City of Jerusalem
DenominationCatholic Church

The Church of the Holy Family[1] (Hebrew: כנסיית המשפחה הקדושה, Latin: Ecclesia Sanctae Familiae, German: Kirche der Heiligen Familie), also known as the Chapel of the Holy Family, is a Catholic church building located in the Austrian Hospice[2] in the Old City of Jerusalem.

The church building originated as a pilgrim hostel of the Catholic Church created in 1853 by the Austrians in Jerusalem (Österreichisches Hospiz zur Heiligen Familie). The chapel of the complex was ceremonially consecrated 19 March 1863 by the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Giuseppe Valerga and opened to pilgrims.[3]

The liturgical organ of the chapel was built in 1910 by the Rieger organ manufacturer of Jägerndorf (now Krnov) in the Czech Republic (in 1910 in Austria-Hungary).[4]

See also[edit]

Inscription with the name of the church


  1. ^ "Catholic Holy Masses in Jerusalem | Travelujah". Retrieved 2016-10-14.
  2. ^ "Church Masses, Liturgies and Services". Hotel Eden Tiberias. 2016-03-18. Archived from the original on 2016-10-14. Retrieved 2016-10-14.
  3. ^ Publishing, D. K. (2010-12-01). DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Jerusalem, Israel, Petra & Sinai. Penguin. ISBN 9780756683238.
  4. ^ "קונצרטים לעוגב | עוגבים | עמותת חובבי העוגב בישראל | Aust. Hospice". Retrieved 2016-10-14.

31°46′49″N 35°13′55″E / 31.7803°N 35.2320°E / 31.7803; 35.2320