A short distance from the church of the Annunciation in Nazareth is the church of the Nutrition. It was given this name as its original Late Antique church was constructed over the home and workshop of Joseph and was the place where Christ spent much of his childhood. This church incorporated grottos, cisterns and a ritual bath or baptismal font. It was used in the Crusader period, prior to its destruction by fire in the thirteenth century. The Franciscans rebuilt the current church in the twentieth century.
Date of Visit
1st July to 8th August 2013
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Lucy O'Connor, “The Church of the Nutrition, Nazareth,” Architecture and Asceticism, accessed June 27, 2019, http://architectureandasceticism.exeter.ac.uk/items/show/211.