Lower Galilee / Periods: Roman, Byzantine, Arabic.

In the central part of the town of Kafr Kanna , the Wedding Church, also Franciscan Wedding Church, is the name given to a religious building of the Catholic church located, in the Lower Galilee in northern Israel. It is committed to weddings and its name remembers supernatural occurrence of transforming water into wine at the wedding at Cana. This place is close to other places: Nathaniel Bartholomew or Shepphoris. The team of 360HolyPlaces™ was filmed for you in Virtual Reality.

In the fourth century a synagogue was built in the place, however in the Byzantine period, around the century the temple was decimated. A A little Christian house of prayer was was built up very close, but for 1551 was in ruins. In 1641 the Franciscans of the Custody of the Holy Land began the process of land acquisition in place, it was finished in 1879.

In 1901 the current facade was built, and September 30, 1906, Bishop Angelo Roncalli consecrated the altar. In the second half of the 90s of the twentieth century, the Holy Land began an extensive renovation of the church. In 1997 he conducted an exhaustive archaeological research, and the complete renovation of the church was completed in 1999.

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