St. Anne's Church
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According to the present day mayor, Ramiz Jaraisy, Nazareth is not just another city; it is a "priceless national asset. Part of humanity's history and heritage."Read more
Starting from the recent and moving back to the past, the Church of the Nativity was the scene of the hostage crisis in 2005, for which there was a bloodless resolution thanks to the fine mediators on the scene.
Located in Bet Sahour, which is east of Bethlehem, Shepherd's Field is where the angels appeared to shepherds and announced the birth of Jesus.
Mt. Megiddo, in the center of Israel that is known as the location at which the eventual disaster will erupt in some way. As the Hebrew word for mountain is "Har", the connection in even stronger.
Caesarea Philippi is situated on one of four springs
feeding the Jordan River. It sits on the southwestern
slope of Mount Hermon, on a terrace 1,150 feet
(350 meters) overlooking a fertile valley.
See Bethsaida on Sea of Galilee, site of several miracles as
well as recent archaeological findings from the time of Jesus.
The actual location of Cana is something of a biblical blur and is surrounded by speculation. The modern town of Kfar Kana is situated in the Galilee, five miles northeast of Nazareth, and is populated by Christians and Muslims.
Capernaum is the place where Jesus began to preach after the Temptation in the Wilderness, which is the first recorded event following His baptism.
Famous for being the birthplace of John the Baptist, Ein Karem is a village on the west side of Jerusalem and home to five different sites important to the Christian pilgrimage...
Emmaus has significance in both the Christian and Jewish narrative. Located a bit off the modern day Tel Aviv-Jerusalem highway, Emmaus is an important site in the Christian narrative since...
Situated where the Bible's most famous river, the Jordan, emerges from the Sea of Galilee, Jardenit is the site where Christians have reaffirmed their faith for over 2,000 years.
The Jezreel Valley is known under many names including Campus Legionis, Esdraelon, Plain of Megiddo and many more. Its claim to fame for the Christian pilgrim is the fact that the Bible speaks of ...
A particularly significant event in Christian history took place in Jaffa (“Joppa”). Documented in the Book of Acts, it is related that while visiting the house of Simon the tanner ...
The monastery at Latrun is a well known destination for the Christian pilgrim. The site, located on the road between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem was first established in 1890 by ...
The Church of the Sermon on the Mount is another location that is in some dispute. It is possible that this is the actual site of the sermon, but not very likely, according to Christian scholars.
Not a city or town as such, Tabgha is a small area on the northwest shore of the Sea of Galilee, near the ancient Capernaum and the hill where the Mount of Beatitudes is situated.
In Bethlehem, the Church of the Milk Grotto is traditionally known to be a site where Mary stopped to breastfeed the infant Jesus while fleeing to Egypt...
Cited in both the Old and New Testaments, Mount Tabor is a hill rising 500 meters above the Jezreel Valley in the Galilee. In ancient times it was in a strategic position overlooking the north-south road...
Qumran is famous for its proximity to the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Vanishing from site and mind for the most part after its destructions by the Romans in around 68 C.E. ...
Located in Wadi Qelt in the eastern West Bank, the St. George Orthodox Monastery is a sixth-century cliff-hanger, literally: It is built into the cliffs of the wadi and is inhabited by Greek Orthodox monks...
Known as Zippori in Hebrew, Sepphoris was a prosperous and beautiful town in Jesus’ day, a hike of just a couple of hours from Nazareth.
Stella Maris is a Carmelite Order monastery in Haifa, Israel's third largest city. It is located where 12th century religious hermits, imitating Elijah's cave-dwelling, organized themselves during the Crusader occupation.
Site of a 2,000 year old structure that is reputed to be the House of Martha and Mary, Bethanyis naturally a popular pilgrimage destination, though there is some controversy about whether it is the exact site of the original village.
St. Anne's Church is located at the starting point of the Via Dolorosa, near the Lions’ Gate. The church was built near the remains of a Byzantine basilica, over the site of a grotto that was believed to be the birthplace of Anne, the Virgin Mary's mother.
At least the Crusaders believed this to be the spot. The Byzantine basilica was built over what had been a pagan shrine to either the Egyptian god Serapis or the Greek god Asclepius, both of them gods of healing, making it a natural association for the mother figure.
St. Anne's Church was one of the few to survive the destruction of the Mamelukes who conquered the land. In 1192, a year after occupying Jerusalem, Salah ad-Din converted the church into an Islamic seminar, which is deduced by the inscription on the building, "Salahiya," meaning "of Saladin." Christian pilgrims were required to pay a fee to enter during the Muslim rule of Palestine, and eventually the church was abandoned.
After subsequent neglect, it was restored in 1856 when the Ottoman Sultan Abdulmecid presented it as a gift to Napoleon III. The majority of what remains is from the original structure; today it is owned by the French government and administered by an order of the Catholic Church called the White Fathers. The order is named for the color of their robes. Of interest to pilgrims, the church is a neighbor of two other churches: Church of the Flagellation and the Church of Condemnation.