12/12/2005

Mount of the Beatitudes

 

Seen from the ferryboat, the Mount of the Beatitudes appears in the distance on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, with the church visible on its summit. It is traditionally the place where Christ delivered the Sermon on the Mount.

Nearby, two miles north of Tiberias is the agricultural settlement of Migdal. This is near the ancient town where Mary Magdalene was born. Further north is the town of Tabgha, one of many sites in the Galilee where Christians of the early Byzantine period built monasteries, churches and shrines to commemorate the ministry of Jesus and the miracles ascribed to him. Tabgha is the traditional site of the Miracle of the Multiplication of the Loaves and the Fishes.

(Matt. 14: 13-21).  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Traditionally, it is also the place where Jesus after the resurrection appeared to his disciples in Galilee. "The eleven disciples went ot the hill in Galilee where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw him they worshipped him, even though some of them doubted. Jesus drew near and said to them, "I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Go, then, to all peoples everywhere and make them my disciples: baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and teach them to obey everything I have commanded you. And remember! I will be with you always, to the end of the age." 

(Matt. 28, 16-20)

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

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