Capernaum : A Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Capernaum is located on the shore of the Sea of Galilee. Capernaum was the center of Jesus' Galilean ministry (Matthew 4:13) after He left Nazareth. Jesus lived here for a substantial period, healing the sick, preaching in the synagogue and performing miracles like delivering a man of unclean spirits (Mark 1:23-26). Another miracle that was performed here was the healing of the paralytic lowered through the roof (Mark 2:1-12). Capernaum was also the home to Peter and Andrew (Mark 1:29) and Matthew the tax collector. Do check out my post: Israel Travel Itinerary for more tips and inspirations.

Capernaum Israel Travel Guide

The fourth site we've visited on day 2 was at Capernaum. We did a short sharing at the area and then proceeded to take photos. The place was beautiful even though it's full of ruins. I wonder what the place looks like in it's original prestige.

Gosh! I'm so excited to go in..

Capernaum Israel Travel Guide

The beautiful ruins...

Capernaum Israel Travel Guide

Recent excavations are reputed to have located the remains of Peter's house in this vicinity. Check out the remains of Peter's house in the photo below.

Capernaum Israel Travel Guide

There are also the remains of a fourth century synagogue which is built over a first century synagogue and believed to be built by the centurion whose servant Jesus healed (Luke 7:1-10). It is likely that this was the synagogue in which Jesus declared Himself as the Bread of Life. Check out the remains of the synagogue in the photo below.

Capernaum Israel Travel Guide

It's finally time for lunch. Who's ready for St. Peter's fish? Well I don't know about you but I'm hungry.

UP NEXT: Bethsaida.




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