CAPERNAUM

Whilst planning your Holy Land Tours with your Tour Operators in Israel a visit to the Biblical fishing town of Capernaum will be on your itinerary.

Capernaum, being an old biblical fishing village is an important site for Christians while following the Ministry of Jesus in the beautiful Galilee region in the north. Capernaum is situated on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee.

 

It is a popular Christian pilgrimage site and in biblical times it was a prominent trading village with mostly fisherman.

During his ministry in the Galilean region Jesus spent a lot of time in Capernaum.

The Bible even mentions it as “Jesus’s own city”( Mathew 9:1) It is here in Capernaum that Jesus met up with five of his disciples, four fisherman: James, John, Peter and Andrew and the tax collector Mathew.

 

On your Holy Land Tours your qualified guide will give you all the interesting facts surrounding the ministry of Jesus and his disciples in this region.

Your Tour Operators in Israel will recommend you add this important site to your program.

 

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Capernaum is the site where  Jesus performed his second miraculous sign when he healed the Royal Officials son ( John 4:46 – 54).

In the synagogue in Capernaum Jesus gave the sermon on the Bread of Life (John 6:35- 59).

 

“Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life and I will raise him up at the last day”.

It is believed that Jesus lived in the house of Peter in Capernaum. He cured Peter’s mother-in-law here.(Mathew 8:14- 16)

The home of Peter became a place of worship and today you can have a prayer, reflection or mass at St Peter’s Church on the original worship site..

 

St Peter’s Church belongs to the Franciscan Church and is built on the original house of Peter. It has a glass floor where you can see the remains of the original church that was built on Peter’s house.

Your Tour Operators in Israel are here for you to help plan your very special personal Holy Land Tours.

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