Friday, November 18, 2011

Galilee Cont....

We stopped in several places around the Sea of Galilee.  Jesus spent much time in this area preaching to the people and many of this disciples were chosen from here.

Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes - Jesus performed this miracle at the town of Tabgha on the Sea.  Followers kept alive the story of the miracle and the place that it occurred.  A church was built in 350 to commemorate and protect the site but it was later destroyed and not rediscovered until 1932.  Now, a new church protects the site and the rock on which Jesus performed the miracle sits below the main altar.

Capernaum - Jesus spent alot of time in this town.  It was the home of Sts Peter and Andrew.  This is where Jesus preached in the synagogue to the elders.  St Peter's house became a meeting house for Christians after Jesus died and eventually an octogonal church was built around his house.  Today a modern church stands above the remains and has a glass floor for viewing.

Kids listening to our guide "preach" in the synagogue

Remains of the synagogue in Capernaum

Sermon on the Mount - The place where Jesus preached the Beatitudes is located on a hill overlooking the Sea of Galilee. Today there is a beautiful church and gardens commemorating the spot.

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