Places of Worship

Milk Grotto – Outdoor View

Contributed by Marc Nakleh on 14.06.2006:


A legend recalls how Mary spilt some milk while breast feeding Jesus, thus turning the stone of this cave a "milky white" color. The present building around the Grotto was put up by the Franciscans in 1872, though some of the old church mosaics and traces of original walls remain to this day. The powdery whi(...)

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Icon of Jesus in the Milk Grotto

Contributed by Marc Nakleh on 12.06.2006:


A legend recalls how Mary spilt some milk while breast feeding Jesus, thus turning the stone of this cave a "milky white" color. The present building around the Grotto was put up by the Franciscans in 1872, though some of the old church mosaics and traces of original walls remain to this day. The powdery whi(...)

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Side Altar of the Milk Grotto

Contributed by Marc Nakleh on 12.06.2006:


A legend recalls how Mary spilt some milk while breast feeding Jesus, thus turning the stone of this cave a "milky white" color. The present building around the Grotto was put up by the Franciscans in 1872, though some of the old church mosaics and traces of original walls remain to this day. The powdery whi(...)

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Main Altar of the Milk Grotto

Contributed by Marc Nakleh on 12.06.2006:


A legend recalls how Mary spilt some milk while breast feeding Jesus, thus turning the stone of this cave a "milky white" color. The present building around the Grotto was put up by the Franciscans in 1872, though some of the old church mosaics and traces of original walls remain to this day. The powdery whi(...)

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first communion in Church of Nativity, Bethlehem

Contributed by Mary Morcos on 18.05.2006:


First communion in Church of Nativity. Jara van Teeffelen/Morcos looks straight into the camera. Bethlehem, May 2006 Original Content Creator: Mary Morcos

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Bell Tower of the Monastery of St. George

Contributed by James Prineas on 03.05.2006:


The Monastery of St. George (Choziba) is a few kilometers from Jericho along the valley known as Wadi Kelt. The Greek-Orthodox monastery is open to visitors and is richly decorated and quite serene. At the time of our visit it was occupied by only 2 monks.It is buit at the cave in which Elias was said to(...)

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Elias’ Cave

Contributed by James Prineas on 03.05.2006:


The Monastery of St. George (Choziba) is a few kilometers from Jericho along the valley known as Wadi Kelt. The Greek-Orthodox monastery is open to visitors and is richly decorated and quite serene. At the time of our visit it was occupied by only 2 monks.It is buit at the cave in which Elias was said to(...)

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Picture at the Monastery of St. George (Choziba)

Contributed by James Prineas on 03.05.2006:


The Monastery of St. George (Choziba) is a few kilometers from Jericho along the valley known as Wadi Kelt. The Greek-Orthodox monastery is open to visitors and is richly decorated and quite serene. At the time of our visit it was occupied by only 2 monks.It is buit at the cave in which Elias was said to(...)

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Picture at the Monastery of St. George (Choziba)

Contributed by James Prineas on 01.05.2006:


The Monastery of St. George (Choziba) is a few kilometers from Jericho along the valley known as Wadi Kelt. The Greek-Orthodox monastery is open to visitors and is richly decorated and quite serene. At the time of our visit it was occupied by only 2 monks.It is buit at the cave in which Elias was said to(...)

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Dome Painting of the Monastery of St. George (Choziba)

Contributed by James Prineas on 01.05.2006:


The Monastery of St. George (Choziba) is a few kilometers from Jericho along the valley known as Wadi Kelt. The Greek-Orthodox monastery is open to visitors and is richly decorated and quite serene. At the time of our visit it was occupied by only 2 monks.It is buit at the cave in which Elias was said to(...)

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