The town Capernaum is cited in the Gospel of Luke where it was reported to havebeen the home of the apostles Peter, Andrew, James and John, as well as the taxcollector Matthew.In Matthew 4:13 the town was reported to have been the home of Jesus.According to Luke 4:31-44, Jesus taught in the synagogue in Capernaum on Sabbath.Jesus then healed a man who had the spirit of an unclean devil and healed a fever inSimon Peters mother-in-law.According to Luke 7:1-10, it is also the place where a Roman Centurion asked Jesus toheal his servant. Capernaum is also mentioned in the Gospel of Mark (2:1), it is thelocation of the famous healing of the paralytic lowered through the roof to reachJesus. According to the Synoptic Gospels, Jesus selected this town as the center of hispublic ministry in the Galilee after he left the small mountainous hamlet of Nazareth(Matthew 4:12-17).Capernaum has no obvious advantages over any other city in the area, so he probablychose it because it was the home of his first disciples, Simon (Peter) and Andrew.
Greek Orthodox Church at Capernaum on the shore of the Sea of Galilee
Cat drinking from the spring of holly water where Mary once drunk.
The Synagogue, Excavations have revealed a synagogue from the time of Jesus with walls 4 feet thick.
Sea of Galilee
• The Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes (also known as the Church of the Multiplication) is a church in Tabgha (ancient Heptapegon) on the northwest shore of the Sea of Galilee.• The miraculous feeding of five thousand people is described in Mark 6:30-44, just before Jesus walks on water. The Gospel account of the loaves and fishes does not specify where it took place; only that it was in a "remote place" (6:32,35) on the shores of Galilee.• According to Marks account, Jesus and his disciples had gone out in a boat to this remote place for some peace and quiet, but the crowds ran ahead "from all the towns" and met him when he landed. By then it was dinnertime and they were not in a village where food could easily be bought, so Jesus fed them all by miraculously multiplying his disciples five loaves and two fishes.
The Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes
Under the altar in the front of the church is a stone said to be the one on which Jesuslaid the miraculously-multiplied meal. In front of it is a fine mosaic of a two fishesflanking a basket of bread. On the right is a glass cover protecting the remnants of thefoundations of the ancient church.
The Mount of the Beatitudes is the traditional site of the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7)
The Church of the Primacy of Peter
Marys Spring at Ein Kerem near Jerusalem. A Holy spring According to tradition,virgin Mary stopped here to drink while visiting John the Baptists parents.
Marys Spring at Ein Kerem,During the Ottoman period amosque was build on the site.
The Holy City of Nazareth is the childhood home of JesusNazareth, with a view of the Basilica of the Annunciation
Synagogue ChurchThe church was built bythe Crusaders. Accordingto tradition, it is the siteof the synagogue whereJesus first learned,prayed and laterpreached as a youngman.Luke 4 15-16: "And hetaught in theirsynagogues, beingglorified of all. And hecame to Nazareth,where he had beenbrought up: and, as hiscustom was, he wentinto the synagogue onthe Sabbath day, andstood up for to read".
St. Marys Well - This shrine, commemorating the Virgin Mary, is a symbol of Nazareth located at an ancient spring dating from New Testament times.