|Nazareth, village of the Annunciation.|
|Nazareth is a town of several religions, all catered to by merchants.|
|Church of the Annunciation with its Madonna lily dome.|
Just a few of the many Madonnas.
|The cave of Mary's house? You decide.|
The Grotto or Cave of the Annunciation is in the lower church. Is it the cave where the Angel appeared to Mary to announce that the virgin was carrying the child of God? Scientists date the cave no later than the 4th century and the Greek Orthodox Church has the annunciation occurring as Mary was drawing water from a spring. No one I saw had dates or details on the mind.
Tip: There are 11 steps from street level to the upper church level, 14 steps down and 13 steps up to and from the lower church.
|A chapel marks the spot where Jesus was to have been thrown off a cliff by his neighbors.|
Tishreen, 56, Spring Street, near the old Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation, in Nazareth, about a block from Mary's well, where they believe the annunciation occurred.
|Mary's well, look but don't drink the water.|
The well water is no longer potable but Tishreen's food can't be beat. You can see the recipe for their Chicken Breast in Plum and Coffee Sauce at my blog, Food Afar - Recipes from a Travel Writer.