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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 #6 of 31 | Certificate of Excellence 2019 | Type: Sacred & Religious Sites
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"Amazing Church with a Christmas Tree"
19 January 2020
Small Greek Orthodocs Old Church, with a lot of icons and nice atmosphere in it. Very old walls and passages inside, with much History. Right next to the Church stands a New Christmas Tree, and...
"Simple and peaceful"
04 January 2020
This is a small peaceful church with interesting interior and iconography. There is a spring well which Mary took water from, inside the church. Very interesting and unusual
"Wonderful atmospheric old Church"
24 October 2019
I loved this small old Greek Orthodox Church. It was lovely with simple murals on the ceiling. Don't forget to walk through the ancient nave to the spot where the Greek Orthodox believe that Mary was...
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55 Al-Bishara St
10:00am - 5:00pm