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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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Our group sang - the acoustics AMAZING !!!

We had a group of 20 and we sang about 3 songs. Even though it was only 20 of us, we did sound like 100 and it was just SO beautiful. The church is located in a beautiful garden... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a group of 20 and we sang about 3 songs. Even though it was only 20 of us, we did sound like 100 and it was just SO beautiful. The church is located in a beautiful garden area also. Just lovely!!

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Western Ireland, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Christian groups must visit this little church. This is the site of the Pool of Bethesda where Jesus healed the paralysed man. The acoustics in the church are exceptional and when someone sings it's like a bit of heaven on earth. The Monk who pastors this site is very friendly and a real hoot.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This magnificent church, cared for by the White Fathers and a group of nuns, can turn a bad voice into a lovely voice. Tour groups come here to sign their favorite hymns. "Amazing Grace" is most popular! What's significant is that this property houses one of the best attested sites in Jerusalem -- the excavation shows you the place where... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were immediately surrounded with the voices of a great choir. Actually it was just a tour group, but the sound was amazing! Each group took it's turn. We all had fun joining our voices with the echos that bounced off the walls! WOW!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Be sure to visit and to have your group sing a hymn or two, and appreciate the incredible acoustics in this building.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited St Anne's Church during our pilgrimage along the Via Dolorosa! Other pilgrims were singing wonderful modern Christian Songs which were most uplifting. The most extraordinary moving spectacle was seeing a flock of 7 doves continuously flying around the nearby Pools of Bethesda where Christ healed a lame man that is recorded in the Holy Bible!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm not much for visiting all the churches but this one really is worth going to see! This is a great place to bring a couple of songs with your group and sing! You'll be amazed at the angelic sounds coming from your group!! Amazing architecture!

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An illuminating tour with a real 'mavin' on Christian holy sites that helped to clarify aspects of the new exhibition on Jesus in Israeli Art. But the real treat was St.Anne's Church and the haunting singing of pilgrims under the cupola.Not to be missed! and that's not mentioning the archeology. Beautiful site.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got to hear groups from Korea, Ukraine, and Texas sing different worship songs here. It was lovely! The old church which was built in the pool of Bethesda (outside the church) was neat to see as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Each Church in the Old City has something Special. You must find time to visit each one. Very close to the Way of the Cross.

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