Beit Shearim Joins UNESCO World Heritage Site List

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  July 2015 Read more on Beit Shearim here: Beit Shearim was one of 19 sites worldwide that was added to the UNESCO World Heritage site list early this week. The site, located in the lower Galilee, about 20 miles southeast of Haifa (one hour north of Tel Aviv), was the ancient burial ground for the Sanhedrin. The site contains ...

Iran’s St. Thaddeus Church to host Armenian pilgrims

17/7/2012 Scores of Armenians, Assyrians and Catholics from Iran and other countries will attend the annual event as part of their pilgrimage on the Day of St. Thaddeus. The ceremony is known as one of the largest religious ceremonies held by Armenians, Press TV reports. The St. Thaddeus Church, is one of the oldest and most notable surviving ...

Armenian pilgrims to visit St. Thaddeus Church in Iran

14/7/2012 PanARMENIAN.Net - Iran’s Qara Kelisa will honor the memory of Saint Thaddeus and his faithful followers during a ceremony in the northern province of West Azarbaijan, according to Press TV. Scores of Armenians, Assyrians and Catholics from Iran and other countries will attend the annual event as part of their pilgrimage on the Day of St. ...

The Orthodox Coptic Pope: What’s Next for the Coptic Church?

By Nader Habib 26/3/2012 After the passing of Pope Shenouda III as leader of Egypt's Coptic Church last Saturday, attention has now turned to who will succeed him as the spiritual leader of the country's Christian community, especially at the present critical time in Egypt's history when the country is going through various political, social and economic ...

More on Discoveries at Horbat Midras in Israel

An aerial view of the remains of the Byzantine-era church (A. Ganor et al / the Israel Antiquities Authority)

2/3/2012 A team of archaeologists from the Israel Antiquities Authority has published a report on results of excavation works conducted in 2010-2011 on the slopes of the Judaean hills at Horbat Midras, including a groundbreaking discovery of a Byzantine-era church. About a year ago the archaeologists announced that they unearthed a church which they believe is a ...

Byzantine period church exposed in Moshav Nes-Harim

A church that dates to the Byzantine period which is paved with breathtakingly beautiful mosaics and a dedicatory inscription was exposed in an archaeological excavation the Israel Antiquities Authority is conducting near Moshav Nes-Harim, 5 kilometers east of Bet Shemesh (at the site of Horvat A-Diri), in the wake of plans to enlarge the ...