Latest Church of the Annunciation Stories

2009-12-22 06:25:00

Israeli archaeologists have uncovered a home dating back to the time of Jesus in the town of Nazareth where he is said to have spent the better part of his life. The discovery has been made close to the spot millions believe was the home of his mother, Mary. According to the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA), their discovery reveals a building that consisted of two rooms and a courtyard in which there was a rock-hewn cistern into which rainwater was conveyed. Archaeologist Yardena...

2006-03-04 23:18:34

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Thousands marched in protest through the Israeli Arab town of Nazareth on Saturday after an Israeli man, his Christian wife and their daughter set off firecrackers in one of Christianity's holiest sites. The incident on Friday at the Church of the Annunciation in the city of Nazareth touched off brawls which media reports said left a dozen police and a dozen civilians injured and several police vehicles and an ambulance damaged. The Church of the Annunciation is...

2006-03-03 15:20:50

By Rami Amichai NAZARETH, Israel (Reuters) - Three Israelis set off firecrackers inside an important Christian shrine in the Arab Israeli town of Nazareth on Friday, sparking panic among worshippers and a mass brawl outside. One police car was torched as protesters tried to surge past police into the Roman Catholic Church of the Annunciation, where the three -- a man and two women -- were holed up. Police later removed them and took them away for questioning. Officials said the...

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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'