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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 #7 of 30 | Certificate of Excellence 2017 | Type: Sacred & Religious Sites
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"Very Quaint"
15 November 2017
Beautiful Orthodox Church. Very beautiful and peaceful. Enjoyed are visit. Lots of architectural detail, beautiful paintings.
"Beautiful Orthodox Church with history"
11 November 2017
Crusaders built a church on this site in the 12th century. Said to be spot where Angel Gabriel told Mary she would be the mother of the son of God. It was later destroyed by by Muslims in late 13th...
"A hidden treasure - small yet special interior - one of the most fascinating"
16 October 2017
There are 2 churches of the annunciation - the big one is intersting but this one is a real marvel - it's small and dense and has a special atmosphere - I'll let the guides axplain the details but it...
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55 Al-Bishara St
+972-046572133
10:00am - 5:00pm