St. Gabriel's Church, Nazareth

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St. Gabriel's Church represents a Greek Orthodox church formed around the well where the Virgin Mary heard she would give birth to Jesus Christ. It was likely originally built during the Byzantine era and served as the village's water supply. Upon entering, you can feel the cool air and hear the sound of water trickling. The inside walls feature a display of colorful religious murals. Ancient steps descend down to the lower chapel, which features Armenian decorative tiles and the spring where one can collect water. On the north side, the spring can be seen beneath the altar, which features a lavish collection of icons dedicated to Mary. Add St. Gabriel's Church and other attractions to your Nazareth trip itinerary using our Nazareth trip itinerary maker tool .
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  • Church transmitting the spirit of antiquity. Looks a bit neglected but apparently this is simplicity and spirituality. Character not in wealth and numbers have meaning ...
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  • Other shrine, linked to Orthodox tradition and dedicated to the Archangel Gabriele. It is the memory of the first announcement of the Archangel, the Virgin, happened at a source. This tradition, which originates from the protoevangelium of James, began to spread from the second century.
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  • very nice Orthodox Church. We went and there was a current ceremony. very interesting to see the Orthodox worship. the Church is small but very nice, richly decorated and beautiful frescoes decorate the walls and ceilings.
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  • Built above of the cave Jesus grew up in. I was blessed enough to walk up and down the same steps as our Savior.
  • This is on the same premises as Basilica of the Annunciation. The underground of the church is interesting.
  • St Joseph's workshop with antique hexaemeron (6 days) baptistery. Hic erat subditus illis.
  • A beautifuly built church in this holy place. Worth a visit.
  • Nice to visit!

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