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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 #5 of 18 | Certificate of Excellence 2019 | Type: Sacred & Religious Sites
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"A majestic visit to a Greek Church which houses Mary’s Well"
28 March 2019
This is the true Mary’s Well where she actually drew water and provided for her family. The small Greek church is majestic in it nature and totally unassuming. But an absolute must see and make...
"Very beautiful"
09 March 2019
This is a small but very beautiful church where you will find the water spring of Virgin Mary. When you go there you must have a bottle to take water from there. You must not miss this place.
"Intimate"
02 March 2019
This church was in many ways more intimate than the church of the annunciation in my opinion. Very ancient and beautifully decorated. Crowded but definitely worse spending time there.
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55 Al-Bishara St
+972-046572133
10:00am - 5:00pm