My next stop on this journey of holy places was the Jordan River which flows into the Sea of Galilee in the north. My driver Kamal told me that water levels in the Sea have risen three metres this year, a healthy sign.
The Jordan River, holding an a… Continue reading
Further along the northern part of the Sea of Galiliee, one finds Capernaum. It was a Roman town of some importance on the north shore of the Galilee where Jesus preached and where a number of his disciples lived.
Through the gates we go, after payin… Continue reading
Continuing this journey, I next visited the small Church of the Primacy of Peter, where Jesus is said to have appeared before his Apostles after his resurrection. put Peter in charge of his flock.
This small black basalt chapel is very cozy and intimat… Continue reading
My second stop on the trip around the Sea of Galilee was at the Church of the Multiplication of Loaves and Fishes. With my Christian Arab driver Kamal, we drove into Tabgha to see this site.
This church contains the remains of a 5th century Byzantine b… Continue reading
On Saturday, May 18, I travelled north of Tiberias and then around the Sea of Galilee, some 21 km long and 9 km wide, lying over 200 m below seal level. On this day, I visited a number of the Holy Land sites that Jesus frequented during his time on e… Continue reading