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Address: Via Dolorosa at St Stephen's (Lion) Gate, Jerusalem, Israel
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Built in honor of Anne (Hannah), the mother of Mary, this 12th-century...

Built in honor of Anne (Hannah), the mother of Mary, this 12th-century church is one of the finest examples of Crusader architecture in Israel.

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Sang with a group in this church - amazing

Great acoustics and a historic church. I was fortunate enough to be in the church with a group of people who love to sing. This was one of those unexpected moments that you have... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 April 2016
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Great acoustics and a historic church. I was fortunate enough to be in the church with a group of people who love to sing. This was one of those unexpected moments that you have when you travel that leaves an impact. Our voices resonating through this place I won't forget.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

This Byzantine church was built on the site believed to be Virgin Mary's birth home. Her mother was Anna, hence the name St. Anne's Church. The church is very pretty and simple. The acoustics are perfect for chants or songs. Our group sang two songs...it was so lovely to hear. Just out the back of the church are the Pools... More 

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Monrovia, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

The acoustics are amazing. I would have loved to hear George Beverly Shea sing here when he was alive. Or to hear Bocelli. The tour groups will gather and sing. One group from the Philippines sang "How Great Thou Art" and it was beautiful. I could sit here all day.

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Olds, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

This church has this wonderful dome and the acoustics are amazing. We sang "My Redeemer Lives" and stayed to hear a young lady sing, "How Great Thou Art" and the sound was something you would have to hear to believe. This church is also believed to be the birthplace of Mary, so it has double meaning.

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Luxor, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

The energy of this place is awesome. Apparently it's where Mother Mary was born. I love the Church and also the grounds surrounding it with Serapis Temple

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

The Church of Saint Anne is located near the start of the Via Delarosa. It sits beside the Pools of Bethesda where Jesus told the lame man to "pick up his mat and walk." The church is one of the few churches dating to the Crusader period that was not destroyed. Instead, it was converted for a period of time... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Even though there is no Station of the Cross at this church, this Bethesda St. Anne is worth a visit during Via Dolorosa. Located close from the Lion Gate and before reaching the 1st Station of the Cross. Church requires some entrance fee but the garden which has ancient pools is worth a visit. Church itself is very peaceful and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

I was excited to visit the Church of Stain Anne, the mother of Mary. Quite a few people in our group broke out in song as we reflected and prayed together.

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Midlothian, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

As we entered - by appointment - we were able to sing and praise the Lord. Another group came and thanked us for making their visit memorable. Wonderful wonderful!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

This church has the most amazing acoustics. Our group sang there and I will never forget the sounds. What a blessing to visit.

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