Light a Candle
SAINT ANNE'S CHURCH
(click on the candle)
(c) Daniel Amarilio
Please give Humanity wisdom
To eliminate the Poverty in the World.
So that the rich become richer.
So that no Poverty exists.
So that no Parent bury his Child.
So that our wonderful Planet is safe.
So that we to live with Joy, in Peace and surrounded by
So that we will glorify You through our short lives,
finished even before
So that to hear New prayers coming from every humans
Which is the same for every Human in this World,
independently rich or
poor, white or colored, Abraham or Buddhas children.
Because I believe only in Goodness..
Catholic - White Fathers
Located just inside the gate variously called "Lions","St.
Stephen's" and "St Mary's"
Jerusalem residents utilized a number of rain-water reservoirs
during the Second Temple period, including the double pool called
Bethesda. People with a variety of disabilities would linger by the
Bethesda pool, for its waters were believed to have magical powers
of restoration. Indeed, it is said that an angel flew over the pools
once every 24 hours; whoever happened to be inside the water at that
time would be miraculously healed!
According to one Christian tradition, the Virgin Mary was born in a
cave near the Bethesda pool where her son Jesus would one day
perform miracles of faith. The Crusaders believed that a grotto they
discovered next to the reservoir ruins was Mary's birthplace, the
home of her parents Anne and Joachim. They incorporated the cave
into a powerfully impressive church named for Jesus' grandmother and
Mary's mother, Anne.
What first strikes the visitor to St Anne's Church is its
simplicity, both within the unadorned interior and on the clear
clean lines of its facade. Yet there is also a sense of majesty,
perhaps lent by the church's stark cross-vaulted ceilings and giant
pillars. You may note that the building leans slightly to the side.
Although I have never observed this architectural quirk, tour guides
who have noticed it claim the tilt is symbolic of Jesus on the
Probably the finest example of Crusader architecture in the Land of
Israel, St. Anne's Church possesses amazing acoustics which make
even a solitary melodic prayer pervade your being. And when a choir
sings in the church the very heavens seem to ring!
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Amarilio © 2001-2003