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Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation 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 Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation and other attractions to your Nazareth trip itinerary using our Nazareth trip itinerary maker tool .
Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation Reviews
This is a small peaceful church with interesting interior and iconography. There is a spring well which Mary took water from, inside the church. Very interesting and unusual more »
I loved this small old Greek Orthodox Church. It was lovely with simple murals on the ceiling. Don't forget to walk through the ancient nave to the spot where the Greek Orthodox believe that Mary was.... more »
A very beautiful church with icons. It has a well with a spring inside it. This is the spring from which the blessed virgin Mary drew water. Legend says that the angel Gabriel first appeared to her. The water is sweet. A blessed and emotional experience indeed.
Wonderful place. Mary's well is there. Gorgeous icons. The presence of the Holy is there.
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