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Located near Jerusalem, in the village of Abu Gosh, this Benedictine monastery is one of the most beautiful remains of the Crusaders and one of the best preserved in Israel. It is a Gothic church built by the Hospitallers in 1140. In 1889, the French government acquires this magnificent monastery and the place under supervision of the French Benedictine Fathers.
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Benedictine Monastery in Abu Ghosh

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The actual Basilica of Annunciation is the work of architect G. Muzio and was inaugurated in March 1969. On the facade bas-relief representing the Annunciation and horizontal friezes have biblical texts and liturgies evoking the mystery. It is situated not far from the Sisters of Nazareth Convent.
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Basilica of Jesus the Adolescent

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Bethphage is the starting point for Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday memorial day. The village of Bethpage is located between Bethany and the Mount of Olives in the holy city of Jerusalem. Bethpage is marked by the Bethpage Church which contains a stone traditionally identified as that used by Jesus to ride the donkey at the beginning of his procession in Jerusalem.
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Bethphage

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In the central part of the town of Kafr Kanna , the Wedding Church, also Franciscan Wedding Church, is the name given to a religious building of the Catholic church located, in the Lower Galilee in northern Israel. It is committed to weddings and its name remembers supernatural occurrence of transforming water into wine at the wedding at Cana.
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Wedding Church at Cana

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The Church of the Twelve Apostles is a red-domed Greek Orthodox Church that memorializes Christ’s appointment of His apostles. It is in Capernaum, a fishing village on a well-traveled route (Via Maris) around the Sea of Galilee.
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Capernaum Monastery of the Twelve Apostles

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The Christ Anglican Church in Nazareth is the last work of Swiss architect Ferdinand Stadler. Works at the site began in 1869 but construction was not completed when Stadler died in 1870. When the church was finished in 1871, it was the second Anglican church to be built in the Holy Land.
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Christ Anglican Church

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The Church of Mary Magdalene is a Russian Orthodox church located on the Mount of Olives, in East Jerusalem, next to the Garden of Gethsemane. Dedicated to the woman who became the embodiment of Christian devotion, which was defined as repentance
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Church of Mary Magdalene

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Holy Places TV takes you on another journey to the city of Acre, a city with a rich and compelling history. On this visit, we will explore the Church of St. Andrew, located in the old town. Now known as Akko, this centuries old city has seen the rise and fall of many civilizations.
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Church of Saint Andrew in Akko

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Holy Places TV takes you on a walk in the charming village of Ein Kerem, located on the western slopes of Jerusalem, to discover the Saint John the Baptist Church, also known as Saint John the Baptist Ba’Harim (ba areem); which means “Saint John the Baptist in the mountains” in Hebrew.
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Church of Saint John The Baptist

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Several lands were acquired by the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land, including this land in 1863 near the tomb of Lazarus. Then it was between 1952 and 1955 on the ancient ruins of several ancient churches that a modern church dedicated to Saint-Lazare was built. Indeed we have near the church the tomb of Lazarus.
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Church of Saint Lazarus

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Holy Places TV immerses you in the Christian tradition of the Passion of Christ, and relates today, two specific moments: – the flagellation,– and the condemnation to death. Even if there is controversy about the real places of the condemnation, the site remains sacred and revered by Christians as a station along the Via Dolorosa.
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Church of the Flagellation

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Tabgha, the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and the Fishes, is located on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, west of Capernaum and south of The Church of the Beatitudes. This location associated with the story of Jesus feeding 5,000 people with only five loaves and two fish (Mark 6:30-44).
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Church of the Multiplication

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The Church of The Nativity is situated in Betlehem to the south of Jerusalem.In 327 the church of Nativity was commissioned by Constantine the Great and his mother Helena over the site that was traditionally considered to be located over the cave that marks the birthplace of Jesus.
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Church of the Nativity

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In the north of Israel, in Tabgha, on the shore of Lake Kineret, southwest of the Church of Beatitude, is the church of the Primacy of St. Peter. It is a rather modest-sized church of Franciscan chapel style which in its interior incorporates part of an ancient church of the fourth century. This building commemorates the reinstatement of Peter after a fish lunch on the shore.
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Church of the Primacy of Saint Peter

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This Holy Place honors the visitation that Mary the mother of Jesus made to Elizabeth who was the mother of John the Baptist. It is the said site where Mary is believed to have recited her song of praise.
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Church of the Visitation

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This Holy Place honors the visitation that Mary the mother of Jesus made to Elizabeth who was the mother of John the Baptist. It is the said site where Mary is believed to have recited her song of praise.
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Coptic Church of the Annunciation

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This time Holy Places take you to Our Lady of the Ark of the Covenant Church; a church located in the northwest side of Abu-Gosh village on a 756 meters high hill. This is the highest point of the village, facing the impressive landscape of Jerusalem’s Hills.
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Der Ark of the Covenant der Eliezer

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Holy Places guides you today through the crucial traces of Jesus, by visiting the Church of Dominus Flevit. Accompanied triumphantly by his disciples in the midst of a Messianic ascent, the Lord wept, in Latin: Dominus Flevit. Going down the Mount of olives.
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Dominus Flevit Church

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Holy Places takes you today to a place of the past that has made the current history of Christianity: The Abbey of the Dormition. This abbey is actually a monastery of Benedictine monks high on Mount Zion. Historically located as being the hill of Ophel, Mount Zion designated the City of David, an important place in the Jewish tradition.
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Abbey of the Dormition, and the Benedictine Confederation

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Seven kilometers from Jerusalem, the little town of Ein Kerem recalls the homeland of John the Baptist. From evangelical facts, Ein Kerem was part of the Roman administrative district called “District of the Mount” This is inhabited Mary’s cousin, Elizabeth and Zechariah, John the Baptist’s parents.
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Ein Karem and the Christian Revelation

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The village of Emmaus is well known for having been the place of one of the most moving appearances of Christ after his resurrection. Indeed, two disciples of Jesus are abbot by his death, they begin a march from Jerusalem to Emmaus. They meet a stranger who takes care of their concerns, can give them a writing lesson that makes their heart burner.
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Emmaus Nicopolis Monastery

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Holy Places TV takes you at the foot of the Mount of Olives, in a place called Gethsemane; visit the Church of All Nations. The Mount of Olives, which rises to the east of Jerusalem, separates the Holy City from the desert of Judea.
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Gethsemane

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Holy Places TV presents a tour of the Orthodox Monastery of Ein Kerem: The Gorny Monastery and its churches. Ein Kerem is an ancient village near Jerusalem, yet far enough from the hustle and bustle of the capital city to preserve a sense of peace. Its name means “Spring of the Vineyard”.
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Gorny Monastery

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The Catholics believe that the Annunciation to Mary was made at the Basilica of Annunciation. However, according to the Greek Orthodox tradition, the Angel Gabriel announced to Virgin Mary she will have a son of God at this place, in center of downtown Nazareth, next Mary’s Well.
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Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation

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Holy Places TV is taking you on a tour of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the heart of the holy city of Jerusalem. Located in the Christian quarter of Jerusalem, on a small narrow square, stuck between the houses of the old town, and at the foot of a minaret, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher stands up at the end of Via Dolorosa.
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Church of the Holy Sepulchre

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In the heart of Jerusalem, just steps from the Old City walls, a large and imposing cathedral, with steeples and domes, stands out from the rest of the buildings. The Holy Trinity Cathedral is one of the most ornate churches in Jerusalem and its location so close to the Old City makes it an ideal stop for pilgrims traveling to Israel on the Holy Land tours.
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Holy Trinity Cathedral

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Holy Places takes you today to Kursi, the site of the ruins of the largest Byzantine monastery in Israel. Kursi is located 500 meters east of the shores of the Sea of ​​Galilee, in the foothills of the Golan Heights, 200 meters below sea level. It faces Magdala {Mag-da-la} located on the opposite side of the lake, about 12 km to the west.
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Kursi and the Miracle of the Swine

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Holy Places takes you today to Kursi, the site of the ruins of the largest Byzantine monastery in Israel. Kursi is located 500 meters east of the shores of the Sea of ​​Galilee, in the foothills of the Golan Heights, 200 meters below sea level. It faces Magdala {Mag-da-la} located on the opposite side of the lake, about 12 km to the west.
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Mar Jaris. The Monastery of Saint George

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The Maronite church of the Annunciation is the name given to a Maronite Catholic church in Nazareth. It is dedicated to the Annunciation and should not be confused with the Roman Catholic Church and the Coptic Church in the same city that it’s practically named with the same name. The Maronite Catholic community in Nazareth existed since 1620.
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Maronite Church of the Annunciation

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Holy places takes you today to the Tomb of the Virgin Mary, located inside the Church of the Assumption at Jehoshaphat, Valley of the Kidron, which separates the Temple Mount and the Mount of Olives.
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Mary’s Tomb. Church of the Assumption

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Holy Places returns to Jerusalem, and takes you to the Mount of Olives, also known as Ascension Mount, to visit the Pater Noster Church in East Jerusalem. This church originally bore the name of Basilica of Eleona. Indeed, backed by the Mount of Olives, its name comes from the Greek “eliaon”, which means olive grove.
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Monastery Carmel Pater Noster

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The monastery of the cross is located in the valley of Rehaviah (Valley of the Cross) in Jerusalem. It is a Greek Orthodox monastery built as a fortress. According to the Christian tradition, it was the site of the tree that was used to build a wooden cross: the cross of the crucifixion that Jesus carried during his difficult journey on Via Dolorosa.
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Monastery of the Cross

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The church standing on the site today was built from 1936-1938. Previously there was monastery and small Byzantine chapel there. The building has eight sides to represent the Beatitudes. Symbolism is incorporated throughout the church in mosaics representing the Virtues. The church is adjacent to Mt. Eremos on the north west shore of the Sea of Galilee. The Cove of the Sower is a small inlet at the foot of the mountain.
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Mount and Church of the Beatitudes

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The Mount of Olives, הר הזיתים in Hebrew, is a hill east of Jerusalem; It actually encompasses the two hills immediately north of it. The place is important for the three monotheistic religions.
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Mount of Olives

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Holy Places TV takes you climb on Mount Tabor, and visit de Church of the Transfiguration. Located in Lower Galilee, at the edge of Nazareth hills, Mount Tabor rises to a height of 562 meters.
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Mount Tabor & Church of the Transfiguration

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One of the most original attraction in Akko is the Tunisian Or Torah Synagogue or “Jariva”. This Synagogue is completely covered in mosaics, on the wall, floor and many stained-glass windows. All of the mosaics were created in Kibbutz Eilon from millions of natural stones.
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Or Torah Synagogue

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This is the Convent of Notre Dame de Sion, it is a magnificent building located in Ein Kerem which stands out for its calm and peaceful atmosphere and its clean, comfortable and simple accommodation. In the same region of Ein Kerem, we have another places like: Church of St. John the Baptist, Gorny monastery or Church of the Visitation.
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Our Lady of Sion in Ein Karem

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When visiting the Holy Land, most Christians turn to traditional sites in Jerusalem, Nazareth, and Bethlehem to seek out important sites in biblical history. We here at Holy Places want to expose you to the many Christian holy sites that also lie in Jaffa, the southern part of cosmopolitan Tel Aviv: the Russian Orthodox Church of Tabitha.
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Russian Orthodox Church of Tabitha

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When visiting the Holy Land, most Christians turn to traditional sites in Jerusalem, Nazareth, and Bethlehem to seek out important sites in biblical history. We here at Holy Places want to expose you to the many Christian holy sites that also lie in Jaffa, the southern part of cosmopolitan Tel Aviv: the Russian Orthodox Church of Tabitha.
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Russian Orthodox Church of the Ascension

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The two present pools lead us to suppose that, already in early times, water reservoirs existed in this valley. A simple dam would collect rainwater flowing down through the valley to form a natural lake. Later, this lake was transformed into an artificial reservoir of 40x50m, by means of a 6m. wide dam. The water was led to the Temple in an open-air canal.
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Church of Saint Anne & Pool of Bethesda

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The site’s biblical name, Ma’ale Adummim (“ascent of reds” in Hebrew), derives from the reddish color of the rocks on either side of the road between Jericho and Jerusalem. In the Byzantine period it was identified with the inn mentioned in the Parable of the Good Samaritan.
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Saint Gerasimos & The Monastery of Deir Hijleh

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Holy Places takes you to Nazareth, 200 meters from the Basilica of the Annunciation, to visit The Church of St. Joseph, a Franciscan Catholic Church. Built in the neo-Romanesque style in 1914 on the remains of older churches, it is dedicated to Saint Joseph and is part of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem.
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Saint Joseph’s Church

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Still on these historical slopes of Mount Zion, an obligatory passage of any pilgrimage to Jerusalem, Holy Places takes you to visit a very particular church: The Saint Peter Church in Gallicantu. Mount Zion shines with intensity on all its flanks. Living stones, living memory of spirituality, here we are, on Mount Zion, outside the walls of the old city of Jerusalem.
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Church of Saint Peter in Gallicantu

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Located in the city of Nazareth, the white mosque is an important cultural and religious center. The white color of this mosque corresponds to holiness, uniqueness and simplicity – the main messages conveyed by the mosque. It is a meeting place for cultures, education and prayer for Muslim believers.
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Ecce Homo

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Beit Jamal Monastery is located in Beit Shemesh, west of Jerusalem. This complex includes two monasteries, one for the nuns and one for the monks and twochurches, the Church of the Sisters of Bethlehem and the Church of St. Stephen.
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Salesians of Don Bosco Monastery Beit Jamal

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The lake of Tiberias is also called Lake Kinnereth, or lake of Gennesaret or Sea of Galilee.Located in the northeast of Israel, it is a freshwater lake rich in fish with an area of 160 km2. To the south of the lake crosses the river Jordan connecting it thus to the dead sea.
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Sea of Galilee on the Gospels’ Path

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Holy Places TV shares with you the secrets of the city of Acre, now known as Akko, and takes you on an exciting journey through time to discover the history of the Franciscan presence in the Holy Land.
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St. John Baptist Church & the Terra Sancta Church. Akko

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Holy Places TV takes you to Jaffa; called for centuries, the gateway to the Holy Land, visit the Church of St. Peter. According to legend, the city would bear the name of Japheth, the third son of Noah, who built it after the Flood. For other Jaffa or Yafo in Hebrew, would come from the word “Yofi” which means beauty and “Yaffa” name Israeli female, which means beautiful.
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St. Peter’s Church. Jaffa

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Holy Places TV takes you to the top of Mount Carmel; visit the Stella Maris Convent of the Carmelites, and its baroque church. It is here that, according to the Bible, the prophet Elijah would have fought against the prophets of Baal, a Canaanite divinity. According to tradition, the prophet Elijah would have hidden himself in a cave at the foot of Mount Carmel.
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Stella Maris Convent of the Carmelites & the Chapel of the Sacred Heart

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HOLY Places takes you today to a place of the past that has made the current history of Christianity: The Abbey of the Dormition. This abbey is actually a monastery of Benedictine monks high on Mount Zion. Historically located as being the hill of Ophel, Mount Zion designated the City of David, an important place in the Jewish tradition.
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Abbey of the Dormition

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The site’s biblical name, Ma’ale Adummim (“ascent of reds” in Hebrew), derives from the reddish color of the rocks on either side of the road between Jericho and Jerusalem. In the Byzantine period it was identified with the inn mentioned in the Parable of the Good Samaritan.
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The Good Samaritan

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The Knights of Halls were built by the “Hospitallers”. At the beginning of the 12th century, it was the Order of Knights of the Saint John Hospital. After the Crusaders captured the city around 1104. These are large rooms that were used by the Crusaders.
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The Hospitaller Fortress. Akko (Acre)

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Holy Places is once again in Nazareth, and decided to take you visit a very special church: the Basilica of Jesus the Adolescent also called the Salesian Church. Holy Places has already showed you Nazareth, with its churches, its source, and its monasteries. Today is a very different church that we offer you to discover.
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Basilica of Jesus the Adolescent

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This is the traditional route Jesus followed carrying his cross from Pilate’s Judgment Hall in the Antonia, to Calvary Hill, or Golgotha, the site of the cruxifixction. Along this route are the “Fourteen Stations of the Cross“. Each station marks an event of sacred memory, with chapels for reflection, convents and monasteries of devotion, and the sacred basilica for commemoration.
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Via Dolorosa

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Holy places TV take you to Capernaum to visit the White Synagogue. The name of the city was originally Kfar Nahum [ney-huh m], which means “The village of ahum”. (Named after somebody called Nahum) The name of the village was translated as Capernaum by the Greeks, and the word is used in the Gospels and by Joseph Flavius in his writings.
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White Synagogue Capernaum

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Holy Places welcome you to the Baptismal site of Yardenit, meaning the Little Jordan. We are back to the Sea of Galilee shores, to the actual site where John the Baptist baptized Jesus. The Sea of Galilee is a popular site for Christians to visit. There, they can walk the paths Jesus walked and even see a boat from His time that was discovered in 1986.
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Yardenit Baptismal Site

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Holy Places brings you to Zawiyat al-Shaziliyya in Akko. As we have seen in our previous episodes, Akko’s strategic location has sparked the lust of the major regional powers for centuries. Indeed, being at the crossroads of the great ancient trade routes and of the three biggest monotheistic faiths, this port contains a tremendous religious heritage.
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Zawiyat Al-Shadhiliyya in Akko (Acre)

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