Sunday, 26 March 2017

The Church of the Grandmothers

The Church of St Anne in Jerusalem marks the traditional site of the home of Jesus’ maternal grandparents, Anne and Joachim, and the birthplace of the Virgin Mary.

The New Testament says nothing about the birthplace of Mary. However, an ancient tradition, recorded in the apocryphal Gospel of James which dates from around AD 150, places the house of her parents, Anne and Joachim, close to the Temple area.

The Church of St Anne’s was dedicated to “Mary her birth place” and is also known as the "Church of the Grandmothers."  

The hands of time dim memories, but that matters little if your faith is strong.  Is your faith in the Lord strong?

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