Friday, March 30, 2012

North...in the Footsteps of Jesus

Last week I had a welcomed respite from all the stress of the past month, as we travelled to the North, in the Galilee. We stayed in Tiberias and visited the Christian holy places scattered on the shore of The Sea of Galilee - Lake Kineret for israelis.



We started our journey at Tabgha, you know, the place where Jesus multiplied the loaves and fishes as to feed five thousand people. That's the name of the church that was built on the site, The Church of Multiplication,


where we lit candles

and we admired the well conserved mosaics



Then, to Capernaum, where we had a special host, as you may see, much to Maya's joy...






Peter's church was closed, so we had to do with the ancient synagogue.



And of course, Maya was there...it fascinated me, my daughter near those ancient stones...

Capernaum was fantastic, so much history and Judaism and Christianity blended together...


But for me, the real surprise was the discovery of this gem, The Church of the Twelve Apostles, an Orthodox church and a fascinating place...












From there, of course, we went to the Mount of Beautitudes where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount.







All in all, it was great and I got the chance to recharge my "spiritual" batteries, to last me until summer...

2 comments:

arakelian said...

superbe poze.
Sa va fie de bine excursia.

Asa am cautat pe google mai multe informatii despre Capernaum.

Alone in Holy Land said...

Multumim, a fost tare frumos!
Vezi, asa ai invatat ceva nou...locurile din jurul Marii Galileii au o istorie deosebita si fascinanta.