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The Church of the Transfiguration


Approaching the Church of the Transfiguration on Mount Tabor, in lower Galilee

The beautiful altar of the Church


Less than a week after we visited this beautiful church, it was robbed and vandalized; multiple chalices were stolen, icons were damaged, and a donation box was robbed.

How very sad.



55 comments:

  1. Hi! This church looks very beautiful. I feel very sorry for the church. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. How horrible that it was robbed! I can't help but think there will be an extra hot place in Hell for those who rob churches and molest children or the elderly. So wrong! Thanks for hosting.

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  3. So very shameful to think robbers targeted this church which is so lovely.

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  4. Lovely pics - so sad about the vandalism. Hope you have a wonderful week!

    —Charles

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  5. What a historical place, a wonderful church. I feeling the pain about the robbed and vandalism church! It`s terrible.

    Thank you, dear Sue for hosting.

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  6. The barrel vault is spectacular. That's very sad that the church was vandalized. I never understand why anyone would damage artwork.

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  7. There are some very disturbed people in the world. Such things makes me very angry and sad at the same time. Thanks for sharing your images of this very beautiful buiding Sue.

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  8. Another holy place full of beauty - so sad, that vandals don't stop by sacred things :-(
    Have a blessed time

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  9. That first shot looks great in B&W. Glad you go to see it and share it with us before the damage. What is the matter with people.

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  10. There is too much hate in the world and religious division. If only we could all remember Jesus' words to love one another and to do unto others as we would want done unto us!

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  11. What a beautiful church, what sad news that it was robbed some people are very low

    Have a tanfastic WW! :-)

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  12. The church is so spiritual and beautiful - a place of worship and prayer, why would anybody deliberately do it harm? So disturbing...

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  13. That is very sad to hear...especially a church! Shame on them!...:)JP

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  14. A wonderful place in Galilee! I think you had a nice time visiting. So sad to read about damage. Many thanks for sharing all these images with us! And have a very lovely day and week!

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  15. I am glad that you got to see it before it was robbed. It is so sad what humans can and will do.

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  16. Once again, lovely to see your photos. I hope that the church manages to recover from this horrible act of vandalism. Unfortunately it happens all over the world, even here :( Thank you for stopping my blog.

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  17. I love the north! Thanks for hosting!

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  18. my goodness, that domed roof inside the church is amazing. Have a fabulous week and thank you again for the link up.

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  19. Sad to think that those who did the damage and robbery have no fear of God. Have a beautiful day!

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  20. I love you photos. Very nice to see. But is is so awful when poeple robs a church or synagoge!

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  21. Very beautiful pictures! Vandalism has happened everywhere in the world.

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  22. Lovely picture of the church. A pity that there was Vandalism there also.

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  23. Love seeing all your photos from your trip!

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  24. How amazing to see a Church with a dome roof with pictures.

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  25. The altar is amazing. What a beautiful church.

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  26. Aw, that is a shame, sounds like an episode of the Vikings only happening now. I guess people don't change.
    But a very cool altar that looks as if it will stand up to time.

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  27. Wow! I can't believe people can do something like that. Hope whatever was done can be cleaned up.

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  28. What an amazing trip that must have been!

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  29. Great pictures of a beautiful church. How sad that it was robbed like that. :(

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  30. Wow, that interior shot is stunning!

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  31. How sad, that people can vandalize historic buildings...

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  32. That's terrible! Can't believe that kind of thing still happens!

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  33. Oh no, how awful to hear it was robbed - it's such a shame that such a beautiful piece of history can be vandalized like that. I hope they manage to get some leads on who was involved. Beautiful architecture and history there. - Tasha

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  34. such a historical place..with sad story..

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  35. A lovely place. It makes me so sad when people hold so much evil in their hearts that they can damages places like this.

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  36. No one values anything anymore.... Beautiful photos.

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  37. Such a beautiful church, and people are awful. I just cannot imagine someone desecrating a holy place like that.

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  38. Gosh vandalism and destruction of such beauty and in a place of reverance. I will never understand that. Thank you for sharing your story and photos. I am enjoying this series a lot. Denyse

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  39. The second shot is my favourite. :D

    I hope that the criminals get caught and get the book thrown at them.

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  40. Who steals from a church? Really? Great photos, as usual!

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  41. I find it so hard to understand the innate meanness of vandals...beautiful place of worship as seen in your pix!...:)JP

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  42. Your photos of the Church of Transfuguration are captivating. It's such a shame that vandals hit it.

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  43. Thanks for the kind comments Sue! - Tasha

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  44. Amazing place!
    Thanks for linking up with the Travel Tuesday meme, hope to see you join me there again this week.

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  45. Very sad to rob a church.

    https://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/2016/12/vla-very-large-array.html

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  46. what a lovely church and the photo of the altar is outstanding.

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  47. Oh, that is so sad! That church is BEAUTIFUL, though, and I LOVE that walkway!

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  48. The church is absolutely beautiful! I would love to explore it one day!

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