Monday, 3 October 2011

Sermon on the mount, our visit to Mount of Beatitudes

Travel article Nr. 6 related to the important historical places in the “Life of Jesus”.

The Mount of the Beatitudes is a hill overlooking the Sea of Galilee. It was here that Jesus preeched the Sermon on the Mount. He said what you need to do to be blessed and go to heaven. On this hill, the Franciscans decided to build a nice church to remember these events. The gardens around the church are beautiful and there are always many visitors. Times were hard and people who listened to Jesus were hungry. In order to get more attendance and being able to concentrate, Jesus decided to provide food for everyone. In the present time, this area is still important to feed the population of Israel. The Sea of Galilee is the only source of drinking water for the whole country and its agriculture. It hardly rains in this country so water consumption is restricted by law.

De “Berg van de Zaligsprekingen” is een heuvel langs de “Sea of Galilee”. Het was hier dat Jezus zijn beroemde “Preek op de berg” bracht. Hij vertelde wat mensen dienden te doen om zalig verklaart te worden en naar de hemel te gaan. Op deze heuvel beslisten de Franciscanen een mooie kerk te bouwen om deze preek te herinneren. De tuinen rond de kerk zijn zeer mooi en er wandelen altijd veel bezoekers. Het waren harde tijden en de mensen die naar Jezus kwamen luisteren hadden honger en niets te eten. Om meer volk te lokken en zodat de mensen zich beter konden concentreerden gaf Jezus hen eten. In de huidige periode is deze streek nog steeds belangrijk voor het voeden van de bevolking van Israël. De Zee van Galilei is de enige bron van drinkwater voor het land en de landbouw. Het regent bijna nooit in Israël en de waterconsumptie wordt beperkt bij wetgeving..

Mount of Beatitudes
Mount of Beatitudes
Mount of Beatitudes
Mount of Beatitudes
Mount of Beatitudes
Mount of Beatitudes
Mount of Beatitudes
Our travel articles related to the important historical places in the “Life of Jesus”:
1. The Basilica of the Annunciation, Nazareth
2. The House and carpentry of Joseph in Nazareth underneath the Saint Joseph church
3. Grotto of the Nativity - Why Bethlehem instead of Nazareth? The flight to Egypt.
4. Capernaum in Galilee, the Town of Jesus.
5. Baptismal site in the Jordan River where John baptised Jesus.
6. Sermon on the mount, our visit to Mount of Beatitudes.
7. Tabgha, the miracle of the loaves and the fishes.
8. The Mount of Olives, one of the must important places for Jesus and the Jews.
9. The Basilica of the Agony, the evening before the arrest of Jesus.
10. An emotional visit on the Via Dolorosa where Jesus carried the cross.
11. Touching the rock on which Jesus died, the church of the Holy Sepulchre.
12. The Stone of Unction in the church of the Holy Sepulchre.
13. The Tomb of Jesus and the Resurrection, Church of the Holy Selpuchre.

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8 comments:

  1. Wonderful place and a gorgeous church. Amazing photos...

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  2. Amazing photos....this looks very interesting ....
    LG: Karin

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  3. Filip: What a neat view of your travel to the Holy Land. The view from the mount is really nice.

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  4. It's surprisingly green for a country with little rainfall. Lovely photos:-)

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  5. How blessed you are to see these places!
    I can only dream of visiting the Holy Land.

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  6. Very interesting to see. They must be careful gardeners to keep all so green while using water sparingly.

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  8. What a lovely spot overlooking the sea. How fortunate you are to have been to these places

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