Discalced Carmelite Order Muhraqa Monastery

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Discalced Carmelite Order Muhraqa Monastery

Discalced Carmelite Order Muhraqa Monastery
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Kim G
Pacific Grove, CA3,135 contributions
Lovely Monastery & Grounds Offering Unexpected, Expansive Views From Summit
Dec 2019
The statue of Elijah the Prophet prevails in victory over the setting at Muhraqa (the place of burning), where before the Israelites, the 450 Prophets of Baal could not receive any response from their false Canaanite god Baal, to ignite their alter fire for sacrifice of an offered bull. Elijah prepared his alter to our God, laid the wood and deeply soaked it with water three times, then filled the surrounding trench with more water. God miraculously provided the fire upon the water-permeated wood and burned the offered sacrificial bull, proving to the people of Israel that He is The Lord, as written in the book of Kings. The false prophets of Baal were executed at the Kishon Brook below, then the long enduring drought in Israel ceased. Located on the summit of Mount Carmel in a peaceful setting with lush gardens, this is an ideal place to worship, both outside or inside the small Carmelite Monastery. We gasped in awe as we climbed the steps to the rooftop lookout, revealing unexpected, expansive views. Signage on the sides of the surrounding walls point to significant historical landmarks of Israel. We shuddered as Israeli fighter jets flew practice flights over the Jezreel Valley, a glimpse at the future battleground site of "Armageddon".
Written 28 November 2020
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Carol D
Overland Park, KS1,586 contributions
View marred by Clouds
Feb 2020
This was one of many stops on our Holy Land tour. A monastery and Elijah the prophet statue to mark the contest between Elijah a prophet of the God of Israel and the prophets of Baal. According to tradition took place where the monastery stands. Part of the reason coming here (besides the religious/historic significance) is for the view of the valley below. There are steps up the side of the monastery to capture the view. Unfortunately, with the rain from the night before, the valley was shrouded in low hanging clouds and fog. The area to look at the view had signs marking out various land marks,... that could not be seen. Still it was nice to put into context (location) from various historical accounts from the bible.
Written 6 July 2020
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Karenyvonp
Raleigh, NC11 contributions
Pilgrimage tour site of great significance
May 2019 • Friends
The historical and biblical significance, overlooking the Valley of Armageddon, makes this an important place for all Christians, particularly Catholics. It is beautiful and scenic, and given the prophesy, somewhat forbidding. Take the time to visit.
Written 14 October 2019
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beachlovernc2015
Leland, NC1,193 contributions
Not too much to see but a great view of the valley areas
May 2019
If you are touring the area this is a good quick stop to go to the roof of the church and see a great view of the area. Our tour group stopped here on our tour of the Holy Land for a bit of scripture review but also to take in the view and get perspective on all the places we had already been and where we were headed - was helpful to put the map "in your head"
Written 14 September 2019
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Meir Pollak
Haifa, Israel214 contributions
Nice place to visit
Aug 2019
There is a really nice garden around the Capella in the area. It is a saint place to pray for Carmelite's believers
Written 22 August 2019
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ECWorld
Hong Kong, China2,591 contributions
Nice view of the Jezreel Valley
May 2019
Yes the view of the surrounding area was nice, but the monastery itself was not particularly impressive.
Written 11 August 2019
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travelmakesUrich
Winter Garden, FL3,795 contributions
Beautiful gardens, extensive views, but in all, not much to see. Sort of a break in the trip on a bus tour
Apr 2019 • Couples
Beautiful views of the Jezreel Valley, well kept gardens, and a very small sanctuary. You actually go up on the roof to get the views, so bring a hat or wear sunscreen if your tour guide is verbose!
Written 8 June 2019
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momhay1957
Powder Springs, GA2,251 contributions
Lovely Garden and spectacular views
Jun 2019 • Couples
The MT. Carmel monastery offers a beautiful, peaceful garden to just sit and reflect. The views of the Jezreel Valley are wonderful. The monastery chapel is simple and not much to see but the view from the roof is stunning. Sitting in the garden was just a peaceful way to pass some time.
Written 5 June 2019
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Trumpets
Karmiel, Israel107 contributions
Best view of the Megiddo Valley!
May 2019 • Friends
First of all, this is not an archeological site so don't think you will be seeing any old buildings...it's a fairly modern Catholic Monastery with a small chapel and bookstore (with good prices) downstairs. But the best part is going up on the roof and looking down at the breathtaking view of the Jezreel (Megiddo) Valley. They say that this is the place where the Prophet Elijah gathered Israel together, and it's interesting hearing groups reading the Bible story in different languages in the place that it actually happened!
Written 26 May 2019
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rmitgoteam
Naples, FL875 contributions
Not Very Interesting
May 2019 • Couples
There isn’t much to see here. Yes, there is a grand panorama from the rooftop of the small monastery but what you see isn’t that grand. It will probably be a little hazy as well, even if there is a blue sky like we had. I have to say, I didn’t even shoot a photo of the panorama. And I always shoot photos. The monastery chapel itself is small and plain. Not very old either. The best thing here is the small garden that fronts the monastery. That was nice but not a reason to visit. Despite not much to see, the place was full of tour buses as it seems to be a mandatory tour stop. So it was swarming with people. Knowing what we know now, we would have skipped it despite the small entrance fee.
Written 13 May 2019
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