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The Church of the Holy Sepulchre

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The Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Church of the Holy Sepulchre Believed by most to be built on the site of the Christian Savior‘s crucifixion and burial, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre has a long history. The church was twice leveled to the ground, suffered earthquake damage, and in 1834 was the site of several deaths when parishioners were crushed in […]

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Tomb of Mary

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Tomb of Mary

Tomb of Mary The Christian Gospel doesn’t mention the death or burial of Mary, mother of the Christian Savior. Nonetheless, there is a tradition that her tomb is located at the foot of the Mount of Olives. On this spot there is a low-lit 5th century CE Crusader church containing a sizable crypt that holds an empty […]

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Church of the Annunciation

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Church of the Annunciation

The Church of the Annunciation and the History of Nazareth The Basilica of the Annunciation played a major role in the history of Nazareth. Today it is a thoroughly modern, 20th century house of worship, but the earliest remains of a church at the site of the Nazareth basilica date back to Byzantine times. That […]

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Mary of Nazareth

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Mary of Nazareth

St. Mary of Nazareth The most important Christian holy sites designate locations where it is believed events laid out in the Gospel occurred. The Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth is no exception. This house of worship marks the traditional site of Mary’s house. Mary was 14 when, according to the Gospel, the archangel Gabriel told […]

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Basilica of the Annunciation History

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Basilica of the Annunciation History

Annunciation Church The two-tiered Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth marks the site of Mary’s home, where according to tradition she received the news that she was to become pregnant with the Christian Savior. The modern structure commemorating this important Christian event was built in 1969, however the site has had a long history. The earliest annunciation church […]

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