Holy Land Churches Nazareth Great Jubilee 2000 Cuni Medal Unc
This listing is for one uncirculated:
HOLY LAND CHURCHES
NAZARETH, BETHLEHEM, AND JERUSALEM
THE GREAT JUBILEE 2000
38 MM COPPER NICKEL MEDAL
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Pardon glare and reflections in photos.
Look carefully at photos and you will see the camera lens reflected off the mirror-like surfaces of the medal!
Medal has goldish toning.
THERE MAY BE SOME DISCLORATION, TONING AND/OR SPOTTING.
MEDAL MAY HAVE SUPERFICIAL NICKS AND SCRATCHES.
Medal you receive may vary somewhat from the photos but will be in same general condition.
Medal is 38 mm or about 1.5 inches in diameter, which is slightly smaller than a USA Silver Dollar. A USA Half dollar is 30 mm in diameter.
This beautiful copper nickel 38 mm diameter medal minted in the Holy Land is a commemorative of the Great 2000 Jubilee picturing the famous churches of Bethlehem, Nazareth and Jerusalem.
Pope John Paul II publicly professed that he considered his Holy Land pilgrimage the spiritual highlight of his long and impressive life. That was quite a revelation given that he toured every continent and 129 nations during the 317 months that he presided over the Vatican and the Catholic Church. This medal honors the three famous churches of the Holy Land which were a great inspiration to His Holiness Pope John Paul The Great.
The Holy Land is the birthplace of Christianity.
These 3 Holy Land Churhes were the sites where key events in the birth of Christianity took place:
- CHURCH OF THE ANNUNCIATION, NAZARETH
- CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY, BETHLEHEM
- CHURCH OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE, JERUSALEM
CHURCH OF THE ANNUNCIATION, NAZARETH
The Christmas story began in this place. The angel Gabriel came to Mary when she resided in a home in Nazareth. (Luke 1:26-56) The Church of the Annunciation is built around the home where Mary lived when she received the news that Baby Jesus would soon be born.
CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY, BETHLEHEM
Mary is said to have given birth to Jesus [Yeshuah] at this place in Bethlehem. (Luke 2:1-7) The Church of the Nativity is built around the former stable where Jesus was born.
CHURCH OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE, JERUSALEM
Christ was crucified on the area where this church was built. Within the church is a crucifix of Christ below which there is a place where you can feel the hole in the rock where his cross was said to have been placed. (Mark 15:16-39) This Church covers the area thought to be Calvary and also the area where Christ's body was placed. After Christ was crucified, his body had to be placed in a borrowed tomb since the Sabbath was fast approaching. (Luke 23:50-24:12) The oldest traditions hold that Christ's body was placed within this tomb (that is now within the Church of the Holy Sepulchre) for the days prior to his resurrection. It is now a shrine within the church.
The face of the medal depicts the 3 famous churches in Bethlehem, Nazareth and Jerusalem, with inscription "THE GREAT 2000 JUBILEE."
The reverse shows the famous mosaic picturing two fish, loaves and olive tree with inscription "THE GREAT 2000 JUBILEE" and "THE HOLY LAND."
Let this beautiful medal inspire you with faith and remind you of the birth of Christianity. If you've already visited these 3 Holy Land Churches, this medal is a fantastic keepsake and reminder of those visits.
If you have not yet visited these Churches, let this inspirational medal be the next best thing until you can make the pilgrimage. This unique and beautiful Holy Land medal makes a fantastic Christmas or Easter gift that will be truly appreciated and treasured by anyone lucky enough to receive it.
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