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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 32 | Certificate of Excellence 2018 | Type: Sacred & Religious Sites
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"Greek Orthodox Church of the Anunciation"
08 July 2018
This was possibly even lovelier than the big church and it is also home to Mary’s Well, a spring than runs at the altar. Beautiful building and interesting place.
"The Spring of Mary's Well Starts here!"
29 June 2018
This is a greek orthodox church right near Mary's well. Actually the base of the spring's origin runs underneath this church. Very ornate. Actually the largest active christian congregation in the...
"Church"
18 June 2018
This is the main church for the orthodox Christians.. the area becomes really lively during Christmas.. lots of history
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55 Al-Bishara St
+972-046572133
10:00am - 5:00pm