St. John the Baptist Church

 Church of St. John the Baptist in Jerusalem

Church of St. John the Baptist in Jerusalem

St. John the Baptist Church in Ein Kerem is a Catholic monastery and church built above the cave believed to be where the John the Baptist, who baptized Jesus Christ, was born.  St. John the Baptist Church was built over Byzantine and Crusaders chapels which existed there before. In the quart yard of the church are ceramic tile plates with the biblical text of Zechariah gave thanks in song when his son, John the Baptist, was born. The text from Luke 67-79, is written in 24 different languages.

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