Nazareth And Sea of Galilee

A day to Nazareth & Sea of Galilee

 

We drive to Nazareth to visit the Catholic Church of Annunciation, a very impressive modern church, built over the Grotto, where (tradition says) the angel announced to Mary, that she’ll give birth to a son "who shall be called the Highest" (Luke 1, 32)

We drive out of Nazareth through Kana, where Jesus made his first miracle, turning water to wine, at a wedding.

Continue driving downhill towards the Sea of Galilee and make our first stop at Mount of the Beatitudes, a Catholic church that commemorates the famous Sermon on the Mount (Mat. 5-6).

Downhill, we drive shortly to Tabgha and visit 2 churches there, one commemorates the "Miracle of the Multiplication of the Fishes and Loafs" and the other one is Saint. Peter's Primacy, also known as Menza Christi (Christ’s table)

After lunch break (maybe a St. Peter fish and some Pita bread…) we visit Capernaum, the ruins of Kefar Nahum, home base for Jesus, by the lake, presenting the reconstructed remains of the largest ancient synagogue in the Middle East as well as Simon Peter's House.

We end up our day by driving southward, along the Sea of Galilee (Lake Kineret in Hebrew), bypassing the newly excavated Magdala, onward through Tiberias, the capital city of the region and arrive to Yardenit, the Baptism site.

We may see pilgrim groups practicing their beliefs and traditions, baptizing in the waters of the Jordan River, just where it comes out of the Sea of Galilee, on its long journey to the Dead Sea

 

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