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Greek-Orthodox Church is located over an underground spring from which Virgin Mary is believed to have been used to draw water when she was announced that she will have the son of God by Gabriel the archangel.
At the beginning of the 17th century, two Franciscan monks used to live and worship God in that cave while it was still a ruin.
As the Greek-Orthodoxies colonized the city of Nazareth they had no place to dwell and worship God in.
Consequently, they were hosted by the monks in their cave monastery for the monks were aiming at increasing the Christian population in Nazareth.
Subsequently, the monks have left the cave monastery to the Orthodoxies and moved to the Basilica of the Annunciation and therefore the Orthodoxies remained in the Greek-Orthodox Church located in Mary's well square.

After their success in retrieving the possession of the Greek-Orthodox Church, the Franciscan monks had to cede it once again to the Orthodoxies thanks to Daher al-Omar intervention in 1741.

The church is located 360 meters above sea level and was then built with local money and materials.

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The Greek Orthodox Church of Annunciation Rank #3 of 30 | Certificate of Excellence 2017 | Type: Sacred & Religious Sites
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"A short, must see visit to this holy site"
12 February 2018
If you come to Nazareth and visit the catholic church of annunciation, you should try and find time to also visit this small and very different church. The church is located over an underground...
"Very popular place."
11 January 2018
Didn't have time to go inside this Church, one has a lot of things to do around it. Many restaurants and shops to visit, then I had to go to see Christmas Parade. Very busy place!
"A lot of icons."
05 January 2018
This Greek Orthodox Church of Annunciation is very different from Catholic Church of Annunciation. First, St. Gabriel's Church is much older; second, it is much smaller; third, it is more modest...
Location Information
55 Al-Bishara St
10:00am - 5:00pm