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The Orthodox Church of St. Gabriel is located on the main street of Nazareth. Near the temple there is a spring located in the crypt of the building, called `` Mary's Well ''. It was here, according to the Orthodox tradition, that the Archangel Gabriel brought Mary the Annunciation of the birth of the Son of God.
However, Catholics undertake to claim that the Annunciation took place on the site where the Basilica of the Annunciation stands today.
In accordance with According to legend, in the 3rd century, the Annunciation took place near the source, after which a church was built over the source. In the 7th century, Arab conquerors destroyed the church, and in the 12th century it was rebuilt by the Crusaders. In 1263, after the defeat of the Crusaders, the church was soon destroyed again.
In 1767, the Archangel Gabriel Church was built on the ruins of an old church. The stones from the old church remained intact.
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Topic: Orthodox Church of the Archangel Gabriel in Israel, Nazareth resort.