Hospital of the Order of St. John memorial tablet

The Hospital of the Order of St. John in Jerusalem was placed near the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and in close vicinity to the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, but what is left of it today in a tablet only. The area was known as the Muristan.

Memorial Tablet

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"Here in the Muristan was situated the first hospital of the knights of St.John of Jerusalem during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries.
In 1882, the grand priory in the British realm of the most venerable order of the hospital of St. John of Jerusalem established an ophthalmic hospital in the holy city in emulation of the humanitarian and charitable efforts of its medieval predecessors for the eleven years from 1949 to 1960 this work was centered in the adjacent properties known as Watson house and strathearn house to commemorate these events the most venerable order owner of this site constructed this garden and inscribed this stone in 1972
In 1900 the work was moved to a new hospital in the Shlikh Jarrah Quarter of Jerusalem"

No remains which could possibly belong to the old hospital were visible from the road. A doorway close to the memorial led to a yard which was used as aschool yard.

The Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Muristan Road

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The various old descriptions of the site placed the Hospital of the Order of St. John in Jerusalem in the vicinity of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and in close vicinity to the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer. The area was known as the Muristan.

Maps of Jerusalem

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A review of the modern map of Jerusalem localized the three landmarks: the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, and the Muristan road- in the Christian Quarter and in the center of the Old Jerusalem.

  • Photos and main text by Anna Chieffi ti.evil|89.akcilf#| and Anna Prezioso moc.liamg|pa.89osoizerpanna#| . (November 2017)
  • Locate the item on this Google maps.

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