Church of St. Gabriel Nazareth, Israel

Church of St. Gabriel
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Orthodox tradition has it that the Annunciation occurred not at Mary's house but while she was fetching water. This 17th-century Orthodox church is built over the spring that fed Mary's Well, the traditional place where the mother of Jesus fetched water for her household.

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Church of St. Gabriel
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Church of St. Gabriel
32.707057° N, 35.301587° E  (map)
Nazareth, Israel
Nazareth Northern District, Israel
Middle East continent
Israel Middle East


  • Nancy Val Kambouroglos commented on May 24, 2013:

    In November 2012, my husband and I along with a group from Annunciation Orthodox Church in Lancaster, PA, had the blessing of visiting this sacred and awe inspiring landmark. We returned several days later, on a Sunday, to participate in the Orthodox Liturgy. It was a heart-filling experience! What joy in the Lord! From the focused, wonderful young priest to the exhuberant choir, to the emotion of being on the site of the original and holy Annunciation -it was a truly remarkable experience that is firmly implanted in our souls. We also loved the cantors. Thank you to the entire community.