Tag: Mary

Bethlehem Galilee, Cana, and Sephoris Tzippori

| December 29, 2012 | 0 Comments
Bethlehem Galilee, Cana, and Sephoris Tzippori

Bethlehem of the Galilee The beautiful Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) is the site for several nearby towns, such as Nazareth, Cana, Bethlehem Galilee, and Sephoris (Tzippori), which appeal to both Jews and Christians. These very scenic areas offer amazing photo opportunities, so don’t forget to bring your camera. For Christians, visiting these sites can be combined with touring other Christian […]

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Nazareth

| November 29, 2012 | 0 Comments
Nazareth

Nazareth Israel Nazareth, Natzrat in Hebrew, is a town in the beautiful Lower Galilee region of Israel where the Christian Savior grew up. During that time period [Second Temple in Jerusalem] it was a Jewish town; today Nazareth is Israel’s largest bustling Arab city and is full of rich historical, spiritual, archaeological sites and other […]

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Tomb of Mary

| October 17, 2012 | 0 Comments
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

| October 17, 2012 | 0 Comments
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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Church of St. John the Baptist

| October 17, 2012 | 0 Comments
Church of St. John the Baptist

St. John Baptist Church The Church of St. John the Baptist is purposely built on the spot believed to have been the site of Zecharia’s home, where John was born. The church is instantly recognizable. Its tower looms over the landscape and can be seen from Jerusalem. As is typical of a church in Jerusalem, […]

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Mary of Nazareth

| October 17, 2012 | 0 Comments
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

| October 17, 2012 | 0 Comments
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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