Cathedral of Our Lady of the Annunciation, Jerusalem

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Cathedral of the Annunciation
Melkite Church of the Annunciation, Jerusalem.jpg
LocationJerusalem
CountryIsrael/Palestine
DenominationMelkite Greek Catholic Church
History
DedicationOur Lady of the Annunciation
Administration
DioceseMelkite Greek Catholic Patriarchal Dependent Territory of Jerusalem
Fresco of Christ inside the cathedral.

The Cathedral of the Annunciation of the Virgin,[1] also called Greek Catholic Melkite Cathedral of the Annunciation of the Virgin or simply Church of Our Lady of the Annunciation,[2] is a Melkite Greek Catholic cathedral located in the Christian Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem.[3] It is dedicated to the Annunciation.

It serves as the headquarters of the Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarchal Dependent Territory of Jerusalem (Archieparchia Hierosolymitana Melchitarum), whose patriarch since 1772 is responsible for the Jerusalem Melkites by the encyclical Orientalium dignitas of Pope Leo XIII.

As part of the Old City of Jerusalem, it is categorised as a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1981.

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  1. ^ Greek-Melkite Cathedral of the Annunciation of the Virgin, Jerusalem
  2. ^ "The Catholic Church Of The Holy Land » Territorial Parishes Greek Melkite Catholic Patriarchate of Jerusalem". catholicchurch-holyland.com. Retrieved 2016-05-19.
  3. ^ Liles, Martha. "Melkite Greek Catholic Church Information Center Melkite Greek Catholic Church in Holy Land – (Patriarchal See of Jerusalem / Al Quds / The Holy One, Holy Land)". www.mliles.com. Archived from the original on 2016-04-25. Retrieved 2016-05-19.

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Coordinates: 31°46′38″N 35°13′41″E / 31.77728°N 35.22809°E / 31.77728; 35.22809