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Friday, March 24 2017

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The Feast of Annunciation in Nazareth (C)

Denotes the angel Gabriel’s revelation to Mary that she would conceive a child, Jesus Christ.


Highlights of the feast

On the afternoon of March 24th, a procession marches along Paul VI Street to the Church of Annunciation in Nazareth. The Patriarch is accompanied in procession by members of the Scouts. Vespers are  held upon arrival at the Church of Annunciation.

On March 25th a Mass is held at the Church, above the Grotto of Annunciation.


Related sites worth visiting:

  • The International Marian Center in Nazareth.
  • Nazareth Village - reconstructed first-century Nazareth.
  • St. Joachim & Anne Convent in Sephoris.


In the Valley of David and Goliath

A mysterious city with two gates, that existed 3,000 years ago, was discovered in Khirbet Qeiyafa, in the Elah Valley. Who were its inhabitants - Philistines, Canaanites or king David's subjects?

A new exhibition in the Bible Lands Museum, will unearth for the very first time unique finding including inscriptions, cultic shrines and more.

Until this day, the battle between David and Goliath is one of the most renowned stories, that survived through time. Now, visitor can acquaint themselves to the 3,000 year old fortified city that may be the ancient biblical Sha'arayim ( 'two gates' in Hebrew).

The exhibition will take place in the Bible Lands Museum, and is now open for visitors