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“St Elias Greek Orthodx Church & Roman Chruch of the Transfiguration”
Review of Mount Tabor

Mount Tabor
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Reviewed May 28, 2016

Our pilgrimage group was blessed to be up on Mt Tabor on the Greek Orthodox feast of the Transfiguration! We were able to visit both churches here. St Elias the Greek Orthodox church was having multiple services on the lawn in front of the church which in itself was an experience. Inside of the church were many beautiful icons covering the walls and two special icons one of which is known for many miracles. After experiencing this celebration we walked up the mountain to the Franciscan Church of the Transfiguration. The views are beautiful and full of history. I'll leave that for your pilgrimage guide to share! Inside the church is also very beautiful with stained glass and angelic mosaics around the altar. There are a lot of stairs here and the bathrooms are outside near the entrance to the property.

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Reviewed April 8, 2016

In the middle of the valley a 450 meters high,,with striking vegetation,and panoramic views,,The mountain mentioned in the bible,and famous for the site of the battle of Barak Ben Avinoam led by Devora,down in the valley,fighting Sisra
Tabor is the site of Transfiguration of Jesus (Luke9,28-36)The first Basilica dates the 4th Century,The present Basilica built by the Italian Custody of the Holy Land-1921.,in Roman-Syrian Architecture, the Sanctuary dedicated to Moses,Elijah and Jesus.
In the plateau,of the mountain that is divided between the Greek Orthodox and the Franciscan you may find the Greek Basilica St.Elijah,and look around for the wonderful views from Nzaret to Mount Hermon and down to the Jordan Valley

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Reviewed April 7, 2016

This is an unique place, so peaceful and beautiful. If you visit on your own, you can drive to the top. But you want to stop the car several times to enjoy the beautiful view and take photos. At the top, the beautiful Church of Transfiguration is central. Close by, you get fantastic views over the valley. The surroundings are so beautiful with a lot of flowers, almost like a botanical garden.

Thank mimow
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Reviewed March 22, 2016

Inside the Church of the Transfiguration there is a huge mosaic above the altar on the main floor. If you are there on August 6th (Feast day of the Transfiguration) the sunlight falls upon a glass plate set in the floor so that the golden mosaic is illuminated. We didn't get to experience this but the mosaic is nonetheless gorgeous to see at any time. Also, you can wander around the lower level to see chapels and grottos. Outside, there are wonderful views overlooking the valley.

Thank Mary H
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Reviewed March 17, 2016

Beautiful location atop the Tavor mountain. The Church of Transfiguration is traditional. Closed to the public during prayer time. On Saturday, visit before it closes at 12:00 noon. Church bells can be heard on the hour. The grounds surrounding the churches are a great place for a picnic and for hiking with panoramic views of the Jordan Valley on one side and Nazareth on the other. Parking is an issue especially on weekends when masses of people come visit.

Thank 548raanans
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