Saturday, 24 September 2011

The house and carpentry of Joseph in Nazareth under the St Joseph church.

Travel article Nr. 2 related to the important historical places in the “Life of Jesus”.

Next to the Basilica of the Annunciation, you find the church of St. Joseph. It was built in 1914 on the same place as the two previous churches out of the Byzantine and the Crusader period but the most important is that it stands above the remains of the house of Joseph and his carpentry shop. Here on this place, Jesus grew up after his return from Egypt with his parents. He worked together with his father in the carpentry workshop. In the church you see a nice painting of the Holy Family in the carpentry shop. We went down in the dungeons of the church to visit the original home of Joseph. Unfortunately it was not possible to take any clear pictures of this. Against one of the church exterior walls you find a super sculpture of Maria and Joseph together with Jesus. The facial expressions are very detailed.

Naast de Basiliek van de Maria Boodschap, vind je de kerk van St. Joseph. Deze werd gebouwd in 1914 op dezelfde plaats als de oorspronkelijke kerken uit de Byzantijnse en Kruisvaarders periode. Maar meer belangrijker, de kerk staat bovenop de overblijfselen van het huis en de schrijnwerkerij van Joseph. Hier op deze plaats, groeide Jezus op na de terugkeer uit Egypte met zijn ouders. Hij werkte samen met zijn vader als timmerman. In de kerk vind je een mooi schilderij terug die de Heilige Familie afbeeld in de schrijnwerkerij. Tijdens ons bezoek zijn we afgedaald in de kelders van de kerk om het originele huis te bezoeken. Spijtig genoeg konden we hiervan geen duidelijke foto’s maken. Tegen één van de buitenmuren van de kerk staat een meesterlijk beeldhouwwerk van Maria en Joseph samen met Jezus. De gezichtsexpressies zijn zeer gedetailleerd..

Saint Joseph Church Nazareth
Saint Joseph Church Nazareth
Saint Joseph Church Nazareth
Saint Joseph Church Nazareth
Saint Joseph Church Nazareth
Saint Joseph Church Nazareth
Saint Joseph Church Nazareth
Saint Joseph Church Nazareth
Our travel articles related to the important historical places in the “Life of Jesus”:
1. The Basilica of the Annunciation, Nazareth
2. The House and carpentry of Joseph in Nazareth underneath the Saint Joseph church
3. Grotto of the Nativity - Why Bethlehem instead of Nazareth? The flight to Egypt.
4. Capernaum in Galilee, the Town of Jesus.
5. Baptismal site in the Jordan River where John baptised Jesus.
6. Sermon on the mount, our visit to Mount of Beatitudes.
7. Tabgha, the miracle of the loaves and the fishes.
8. The Mount of Olives, one of the must important places for Jesus and the Jews.
9. The Basilica of the Agony, the evening before the arrest of Jesus.
10. An emotional visit on the Via Dolorosa where Jesus carried the cross.
11. Touching the rock on which Jesus died, the church of the Holy Sepulchre.
12. The Stone of Unction in the church of the Holy Sepulchre.
13. The Tomb of Jesus and the Resurrection, Church of the Holy Selpuchre.

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  1. Thank you, Filip for this wonderful post!

    Warm Aloha from Waikiki;

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  2. Wow! How did you feel being there? Must be really "historic!..I mean, well, the church was built later but the reason for building it was so speacial.. Joseph's a wonder the name of this place's like that..

  3. Amazing experience! Glad we can see them here and shre the feeling!

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