Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Burquin Church


Church of the Ten Lepers 

The church is also called Saint George`s church and is one of the oldest churches in the world.
According to the new New Testament it was here that Jesus crossed the village on his way from Galilee to Jerusalem and healed 10 lepers. 
The origin of this church goes back to Byzantine era and was constructed inside the cave where the miracle happened.
I am not a religious person but this little church was fascinating from a historical point of view.
A true little gem.







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12 comments:

  1. Like you, I'm not religious either...but these places carry so much history and are fascinating! Thanks for sharing and can't wait to hear more about your trip!

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  2. I find churches fascinating as they are usually the most historic places to visit within a village or town. This one is a real gem. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. It is quite amazing to think how long this church has been functioning! How awesome.

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  4. It sure is fascinating. I bet it's cold.

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  5. Ich glaube, wenn man an solche Ort weilt, dann fühlt man doch irgendwas Grosses, das es doch noch mehr gibt, als wir denken.
    Ich bin auch immer gerne in Kirchen und schaue sie mir an!

    Dir ein wenig Schneezauber zupuste... :o)
    Liebe Grüße zu dir schicke,
    Britta

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  6. It is certainly well preserved and quite cosy really. What a fascinating trip you had.
    Wren x

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  7. I am not religious, either but you are absolutely right that the church is a gem!!! Thanks for sharing.
    Yoshi

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  8. Oh that ceiling!!! what a find Karen.

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  9. Amazing. Want to reach out and touch the texture...of the walls.
    lg

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  10. Ich wünsche dir zum Jahreswechsel, viel Glück, gute Gesundheit, herzhafte Lacher, beneidenswerte Gelassenheit, stundenlangen Sonnenschein, tankfüllende Erlebnisse und erholsame Pausen.
    Von Herzen
    Britta

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