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Old 04-05-2015, 11:18 PM   #353
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The convent was established by the Jerusalem mission of the Russian Orthodox Church at the end of the 19th century.. The name "Gorny Convent" refers to the visit of the Virgin Mary to her cousin St. Elizabeth "into the hill country, to a town in Judah", gorny meaning mountainous in Russian. It was nicknamed "Muskobiya" (Arabic for Moscow) by the local Arab villagers, which mutated in Hebrew to "Moskovia".. Apart from the structures serving the nunnery and a pilgrims hostel, it now contains three churches, enclosed within a compound wall.. The Church of Our Lady of Kazan (Kazanskaya) is dedicated to the holy icon of Our Lady of Kazan and is the oldest among the three churches, being consecrated in 1873.. The Cathedral of All Russian Saints, with its gilded domes, was started before the Russian Revolution and could only be completed in 2007.. The cave church of St. John the Baptist was consecrated in 1987..


Jesus of Nazareth Part 23 ( Greek subtitles ) film 23/51..

St. Vincent-Ein Kerem is a home for physically or mentally handicapped children.. Founded in 1954, St. Vincent-Ein Kerem is a non-profit enterprise under leadership of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul..A cave believed by some to have been used for the worship of St John the Baptist, if not by the saint himself, is located close to kibbutz Tsuba not far from Ein Karem..Archaeologists discovered a flight of 7 steps leading to an underground, man-made rectangular pool of water.. Thousands of pottery shards, possibly the remnants of small water jugs used in the baptismal ritual, were found at the site..Tel Tzova was the site of an ancient Jewish settlement in the days of King David according to 2 Samuel 23:36.. According to some scholars it can be dated back even further to the time of Joshua Bin-Nun, based on Joshua 15:59 in the Septuagint..In 1170, a Crusader fortress, Belmont, was built there to guard the route to Jerusalem. Belmont was conquered by Saladin in 1191..

The adjacent Arab village of Suba was the scene of fierce fighting during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War due to its strategic location overlooking the road to Jerusalem.. In late 1947 and early 1948, irregular forces of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood stationed in Suba repeatedly attacked Jewish traffic on the main highway from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.. The village was conquered by the Palmach during the night of July 12–13 as part of Operation Danny Boy..The operation was named after Palmach officer Dani Mass, who had fallen on January 16, 1948 while commanding a relief action known as "Convoy of 35"..The Palmach (Hebrew: פלמ"ח, acronym for Plugot Maḥatz (Hebrew: פלוגות מחץ), lit. "strike forces") was the elite fighting force of the Haganah, the underground army of the Yishuv (Jewish community) during the period of the British Mandate for Palestine..The Palmach was established by the Haganah High Command on 14 May 1941..The Convoy of 35 (or the Lamed He, which stands for "thirty five" in Hebrew numerals), was a convoy of Haganah fighters, when the bodies of the 35 were returned to Israel, only 23 of the 35 bodies could be identified...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ein_Karem
http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showp...9&postcount=81This is a house of God..People are trying to pray..You're disturbing them.. I am Connor MacLeod of the Clan MacLeod.. I was born in 1518 in the village of Glenfinnan on the shores of Loch Shiel...http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showp...&postcount=533

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