Lower Galilee / Periods: Old Testament.

6 km from Nazareth, located in the village of Kafr-Kanna, in the south of Galilee, we are in the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George, or also called Greek Orthodox Church of the wedding feast. According to tradition in connection with the first miracle of Jesus, it would be a good practice to hold wedding vows here. In 1886, the latter was built, and nearby, and in 1893 was built the church of Franciscan marriage. It should be noted that every year there are as many as 200,000 pilgrims visiting Kafr-Kanna and its holy or historic sites. This place was filmed in Virtual Reality 360° by the team of 360HolyPlaces™. Other places of pilgrimage are situated close to his church: the Wedding Church or Nathaniel Bartholomew Church.

The church is a large structure, the roof designed of orange brick, surmounted by a large dome with windows and two smaller. We can also observe clocks and bell-towers. Outside this church, visitors can take time to explore a spacious courtyard filled with lush vegetation, an ornate water fountain, a decorative gazebo, an extensive porch, benches for the seats and many examples of works Art on the theme of the wedding feast.

“On the third day, there was a wedding at Cana of Galilee. Mary the mother of Christ was there. Jesus was also invited to the wedding and his first disciples. But at the wedding, it turns out that the guests finished all the wine. Jesus’ mother said, “They have no wine,” but Jesus answered, “What do you want of me, woman? My hour has not come yet. ” His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”

According to John in the Gospel: “There were six stone jars there, for purification and ablutions from the hands of the Jewish community at the time, each containing two or three measures. Jesus commanded the servants, “Fill the jars with water.” He said to them, “Draw now and bring it to the butler.” They carried it to him. When the butler tasted the water that had become wine – he did not know where it came from, but the waiters knew it, they who had taken the water – they called the bridegroom and said, at first the good wine, and when the people are drunk, then you will serve him the less good; You have kept the good wine until now. ”

Such was the beginning of the signs of Jesus; It was at Cana of Galilee. He manifested his glory by his miracles, and his disciples believed in him. Two of the six stone jars are still there.

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