Whole old city was renovated 2000. About the… I don’t know… I think that they thought that a lot of pilgrims will came and a lot of tourists, so they renovated, like whole old city. This is the house of metropolitan, he lives here and upper part is for guests. Here is little church. Annunciation from angel to the Virgin Mary happened in the spring over there. She passed through this cave. This happened “in the sixth month” of Elizabeth’s pregnancy with her son John the Baptist. Christians celebrate this day in 25 of March. People lived like this, they lived in caves. They find some cave, and then they dig little-beat by little-beat, whole spectre of cave, there was not houses like today we have. And, yeah, we have black parts of cave what enunciate to the heat, where they was cooking meals and this stuff… So Mary came from here,
and pass there to take the water. She saw angel Gabriel, he told her that she will have a son from Holy Spirit. Because the time of the Jesus before he was born Herodos, the king Herodos he had that one baby he will be the king of the world and he send his soldier, they start to kill the children and by that Jesus and Mary and Joseph they far from Bethlehem, to Nazareth, and they live in Nazareth 12 years. When they be one year Jesus be here until 12 years, and they go to way to Egypt. And also angel Gabriel said that she should name her son Yehoshua, what means in Hebrew “YHWH is salvation”. This is Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation. This is the spring where Mary pull the water from. This is angel Gabriel and Mary, he is telling her about that she will have a son, and this is the spring where she pull water from when this happened. Spring where Mary pull water when angel Gabriel told her that she will have a son from Holy Spirit It happened “in the sixth month” of Elizabeth’s pregnancy with John the Baptist. Name of this place is ”Mary’s Well” The well where she take water from, that water go also here in past, but now not. But it is written like: ”don’t drink water from it”, but there is no water. Even if I want to, I can’t. 😀 We are in Catholic Basilica of the Annunciation, here was Mary’s house. Here we see door and in this door are
pictures from old testament. Explaining the Eve take the apple from the tree, we see the snake what is representing the evil, and she gives this apple to Adam. Here man works very hard for bread. Woman very suffering giving birth to child. Noah and 40 days of rain. Here is the bird who take the olive tree and came to Noah that they know that this is end. And here is Abraham sacrifice his son,
but angel stop him. Here we have a new testament. Mary born Jesus. Here when they went to Egypt. Jesus works very hard with Joseph. Baptizing. He preach the people. Crucifixion and raising from dead, and he was brought to heaven. Catholics belive that here was annunciation, but both Catholics and Orthodox know that here was also house of Mary, but just for Orthodox
annunciation was in different place. This is upper part of Church of Annunciation in Nazareth. So we are in Cathedral of Annunciation and we find this in yard. It’s like Roman leftovers. It’s very ancient. They find the places where the people lived underground where they dig the tunnels, because there was not the houses like today and this holes, they hide food and this stuff. So this is like archeological also. Nazareth is the biggest Arabic city (in Israel). It have 60% of Arabs and there are like 60.000. This is White Mosque it’s located in “Mosque Square” near to Old Market. This is Ottoman architecture. It is special for pencil-shaped minaret
and cream-coloured walls. Construction of the mosque was funded by the Egyptian ruler Suleiman Pasha in the latter half of the eighteenth century, and overseen by the high commissioner of Nazareth, Sheikh Abdullah al-Fahoum. The mosque was completed between 1804 and 1808. We are inside of the White Mosque. Every mosque have carpet inside,
that’s why we need to take off our shoes. Every carpet is look to make like a different spots for people to pray, so every people have one spot, and when Imam speaks, he speaks in this wall. And wall is designed to make the echo so he don’t need microphones when he is speaking so that everybody here can hear him very clear. This is calligraphy. Its made to look very beautiful. Arabic letters to have, like some… beautiful, like a picture. Also calligraphy exists in another cultures like China, Japan and Persia. This is one of the oldest houses in Nazareth which is in good condition now. The name of the house is: “Fauzi Azar”, by the owner of this house. He used to have a hostel here and now also he have hostel in Tel Aviv. Azar family owns this house. It’s a perennial family here from Nazareth, thet they lived here in Nazareth for many years. Back in 1980. there was a big fire in this house, and Fauzi Azar was alone in the house
and he tried to turn off the fire, and he ended up getting himself on fire
and got himself a injury. Later on, one week after, he passed away. And his family, his 5 daughters and wife, they decided to move out from the house, because the house wasn’t in good shape and also they didn’t feel well being in the house. For many years this house remained empty. until the year 2000. where one Israeli traveler,
his Name was Mauzi Nun, he decided to find a place to open the guest house inside of Israel. And while walking through Israel on the national Trail of Israel, he walked through Nazareth and he get interested in Nazareth as place with a lot of history and a place that combines Christian Religion,
Islam, and also Jewish history. So he tried to find a place to open as a guest house, he found the family that owns this house and asked them for permission to start this guest house. The family refused, they didn’t liked the idea. him being a Jewish person who wants to take their house and open it as a Business. They had a very bad feelings about Jewish people, because the Jewish people took their land when they occupied Palestine. And this is also why most of their family lives now as a refugees outside of Palestine. They live in Syria, in Lebanon and some of them are abroad, over sea. Somehow this Israeli guy convinced them that he is only interested in the house as a business and he wants to bring it back to life. Somehow one of the daughters of Fauzi Azar trusted him and she told him under one condition: you have to name this house: “Fauzi Azar”. Because Fauzi Azar didn’t had any sons, this was their way to continue their last name, their family name. And he agreed
and they been working together for the last 10 years. Fauzi Azar brought Salim from Lebanon, Lebanese Artist, to paint the ceilings He was painting all of this standing and he gets for this, everyday: one golden coin and one bottle of the Arabic Arak Here is one hill from where Jesus jumped when somebody chase him. For more informations we go on this hill to discover what happened. Let’s google what this mountain say about herself. We should do it? Let’s do it!
-Let’s do it. Oke. You want me to do it with my phone? -Yes
-My phone is slow. Mount Precipice, or in Arabic: جبل القفزة, “jebel al-qafzeh”, also known as Mount of Precipitation, Mount of the Leap of the Lord and Mount Kedumim is located just outside the southern edge of Nazareth, 2.0 km SSW of the modern city center. It is believed by many to be the site of the Rejection of Jesus described in Luke 4:29-30 – The people of Nazareth, not accepting Jesus as Messiah tried to push him from the mountain, but “he passed through the midst of them and went away”. Archaeological excavations in the Qafzeh Cave in the mountain found human remains, whose estimated age is 100,000 years old. The human skeletons were associated with red ochre which was found only alongside the bones, suggesting that the burials were symbolic in nature. Previous to this discovery, scientists believed that human symbolic reasoning evolved much later, about 50,000 years ago. Ok, thank you. So this is this mountain.
-Wait! but you should say something else?
-Yes And on 14 May 2009, Pope Benedict XVI gave a mass on the mountain, during his visit to Israel. 40,000 people participated in the mass. Yeah, that’s very important Information! They build some amphitheater or something and they never use this since that day. Jesus leaped from Mount Precipice to Mount Tabor when people of Nazareth didn’t accept him. This is Mount Tabor. We are going to Qana. The first-miracle village. We arrived in Qana village it’s where Jesus performed his first miracle. He was in the wedding and (up)… when everyone was already drunk, when they didn’t had wine anymore he ordered to full 12 baskets with water and when they put this water in glass it cams out the best wine. We are in church and this might be one of the jars. I’m not sure. But these are very old stones and they are keeping it. Here was the house of the person whose wedding was… …now it’s inside of the church protected. It’s not written in the Bible, but according to tradition wedding was from St. Simon. His name was Nathaniel before he came with Jesus (as a disciple), but after he go with Jesus he became Simon. So he go with him (Jesus) and his wife go with virgins like nun. In this place was synagogue, after synagogue Byzantine church and now is Church of First Miracle. Queen Helen made the first Byzantine church where is Church of Miracle and she also made a lot of churches in Jerusalem according to what happened, where and… something like this 🙂