Jerusalem En Karem church of the visitation 001

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  • Title:  Jerusalem En Karem church of the visitation 001
  • Description:  Ein Karem is an ancient village of the Jerusalem District and now a neighbourhood in southwest Jerusalem.

    The Church of the Visitation is located across the village to the southwest from St. John's. The ancient sanctuary there was built against a rock declivity. It is venerated as the pietra del nascondimento, the "stone in which John was concealed," in reference to the Protevangelium of James. The site is also attributed to John the Baptist's parental summer house, where Mary visited them. The modern church was built in 1955, also on top of ancient church remnants. It was designed by Antonio Barluzzi, an Italian architect, who designed many other churches in the Holy Land during the 20th century.
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  • Keywords:  En Karem, Jerusalem
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