December 24, 2011

OAT Israel: Nazareth - Basilica of the Annunciation

According to Roman Catholic tradition, this modern basilica is built over the site of the Annunciation where Mary learned from the Angel Gabriel that she would become the mother of Jesus. 
The story of the Annunciation is told on heavy ornate doors.
Many countries have donated mosaics venerating this occasion.

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