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...

Word of the Day
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.