Jesus, his mother, and his disciples once passed through the ancient town of Anjara, located in Jordan in the hills east of the Jordan River Valley, and rested there in a cave, where now stands the Church of Our Lady of the Mount, a site of Christian pilgrimage and an example of community between Christians and Muslims in the area.

The Church of Our Lady of the Mountain or “Sayyidat al-Jabal”, was built in the 1950s, with a statue of Virgin Mary holding baby Jesus. Anjara has been declared as one of Jordan’s five Christians pilgrimage sites along with Tell Mar Elias near Ajloun, Bethany on the Jordan River where Jesus Christ was baptized, Mount Nebo and Machaerous where John the Baptist was beheaded.