Holy Jordan

It is believed that Jesus Christ, his disciples, and the Virgin Mary, passed through Anjara, in the hills of Gilead, once and rested in a cave there during a journey between the Sea of Galilee, the Decapolis Cities, Bethany Beyond the Jordan and Jerusalem. The cave in Anjara has long been a holy place for pilgrims and has now been commemorated with a modern shrine, the Church of Our Lady of the Mountain. The cave was also designated by the Catholic Church as one of the five pilgrimage sites in the year 2000.