Burqin Church

Burqin Church or St. George's Church is a Byzantine-era Orthodox Christian church in the Palestinian West Bank town of Burqin. It is considered to be the fifth-oldest Christian holy place and the third-oldest church in the world.

The church has been restored several times and is currently in use by the village's small Orthodox Christian community.HistoryAccording to Christian tradition, Jesus had passed through Burqin on his way to Jerusalem from Nazareth and as he was passing by the village he heard cries for help from ten l***rs who were isolated in quarantine. He encountered them and passed his hand on their faces and t

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