St. George Church, Lod

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The Church of Saint George is the major shrine for the fourth-century Christian martyr Saint George and is located in Lod, Israel. The current church, built in 1870, shares space with the El-Khidr Mosque .Toward the end of the nineteenth century, the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem received permission from the Ottoman authorities to build a church on the site of a previous basilica. The church is built over a ruined 15th-century structure, and occupies the north end of the nave and left-hand aisle of the earlier church, from which there survive two apses - which, contrary to the normal rule, face north rather than east.The Ottoman authorities stipulated, that part of the plot be made available for a mosque. Consequently, the current Church of St. George incorporates only the northeast corner of the Byzantine basilica. The prayer hall of the adjacent mosque contains a column that once stood in the nave of the basilica. The church contains the sarcophagus of St George.Bibliography
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  • St. George is the protector of Christians in Lod. Behind the entrances of Christian houses in the city, often put his image. Part of the church is not-was destroyed, and the wall was closed. On the spot built a mosque, and two temples peacefully exist side by side. The church itself is beautiful, small, in the crypt-St. George.
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  • A place of immense strength. I thank St. George the winner for the created miracle, at the moment of presence in the given temple. A man was saved by prayers. The Holy Verigi dress on the besnovyh, leave for the night, and in the morning people heal.
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