1. The town Capernaum is cited in the Gospel of Luke where it was reported to have
been the home of the apostles Peter, Andrew, James and John, as well as the tax
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 in
Simon Peter's mother-in-law.
According to Luke 7:1-10, it is also the place where a Roman Centurion asked Jesus to
heal his servant. Capernaum is also mentioned in the Gospel of Mark (2:1), it is the
location of the famous healing of the paralytic lowered through the roof to reach
According to the Synoptic Gospels, Jesus selected this town as the center of his
public ministry in the Galilee after he left the small mountainous hamlet of Nazareth
Capernaum has no obvious advantages over any other city in the area, so he probably
chose it because it was the home of his first disciples, Simon (Peter) and Andrew.
6. • 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 Mark's 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.
8. Under the altar in the front of the church is a stone said to be the one on which Jesus
laid the miraculously-multiplied meal. In front of it is a fine mosaic of a two fishes
flanking a basket of bread. On the right is a glass cover protecting the remnants of the
foundations of the ancient church.
9. The Mount of the Beatitudes is the traditional site of the Sermon on the Mount
11. Mary's Spring at Ein Kerem near Jerusalem. A Holy spring According to tradition,
virgin Mary stopped here to drink while visiting John the Baptist's parents.
12. Mary's Spring at Ein Kerem,
During the Ottoman period a
mosque was build on the site.
13. The Holy City of Nazareth is the childhood home of Jesus
Nazareth, with a view of the Basilica of the Annunciation
14. Synagogue Church
The church was built by
the Crusaders. According
to tradition, it is the site
of the synagogue where
Jesus first learned,
prayed and later
preached as a young
Luke 4 15-16: "And he
taught in their
glorified of all. And he
came to Nazareth,
where he had been
brought up: and, as his
custom was, he went
into the synagogue on
the Sabbath day, and
stood up for to read".
15. St. Mary's Well - This shrine, commemorating the Virgin Mary, is a symbol of
Nazareth located at an ancient spring dating from New Testament times.