Gedi Spring Oasis
In the immediate vicinity of the Judean Desert, between the shores of the Dead Sea and the slopes of the mountains, there is a strip of land only a few…

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Nazareth
The bells ring from church towers. Monks in hoods and frolicing children flashed among crowds of pilgrims from around the world. The aromas of fresh coffee, exotic spices and freshly…

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Cana of Galilee. Wedding Churches
Having left Nazareth (on highway number 754) by the path that Jesus walked after His expulsion from the city, we soon stop in the settlement of Cana of Galilee. Why…

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embarrassed by his words

Nazareth. Church of the Annunciation and the Church of St. Joseph

Statistics know everything. One must think that the total number of churches and temples of the Annunciation, erected on all continents of the globe, is also known. But only one of these many thousands is located here in Nazareth, in the place that the Divine Will has chosen as the cradle for the “Word that has become flesh.”

Here is how Dm. Merezhkovsky stated what happened in his book “Jesus the Unknown”: “Above all the houses of the village is a cozy house of the carpenter Joseph, the betrothed of young Mary. Twice a day, morning and evening, she ran down to the source, along a narrow, steep street a hundred and fifty steps. A Nazareth envious girl chatted about her only: “… what is Joseph to her, a carpenter, an old widower!” – “How on what? The royal family is he, Davidov, and she is Aaronov, Leviticus. Continue reading

City of the world: Jerusalem
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Mine Herr Hermon
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Farewell to Jerusalem
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Red Sea, beautiful Eilat
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