Friday, 7 October 2011

Tabgha, the miracle of the loaves and the fishes

Travel article Nr. 7 related to the important historical places in the “Life of Jesus”.

At the bank of the Sea of Galilee, we find the beautiful church of Heptapegon, or the seven springs. The church is one of many that stood here before to honour the miracle of the loaves and the fishes. Many people followed Jesus to this deserted spot and he talked to them. After a long day, more than 5.000 men and in addition women and children where together with Jesus at this place. Jesus asked his apostles to gather the food they had to feed the crowd but it was limited to 5 loaves and 2 fishes. He each time broke the loaves and fishes and all people had enough to eat. Afterwards there were twelve baskets full of food left for the twelve tribes of Israel. The stone underneath the altar of the church represents the loaves and fishes.

Aan de oever van de Zee van Galilei, vinden we de mooie kerk van Heptapegon, of de kerk van de zeven bronnen. Deze kerk is één van de vele die hier stonden om het mirakel van het brood en de vissen te eren. Grote groepen mensen volgden Jezus naar deze verlaten plek en hij sprak tot hen. Na een lange dag, meer dan 5.000 mannen met aanvullend vrouwen en kinderen waren samen met Jezus op deze plaats. Hij vroeg zijn apostelen eten te halen, maar zij hadden slechts 5 broden en 2 vissen. Keer op keer brak hij het brood en de vissen en alle mensen hadden genoeg te eten. Na de maaltijd bleven er 12 volle manden eten over, voor de twaalf stammen van Israël. De steen onder het altaar stelt het mirakel der brood en vissen voor..

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Tabgha churchOur 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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7 comments:

  1. Prima opnames Filip
    't is vast een hele mooie reis geweest.

    Groet, Joop

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  2. beautiful! the trip seems really interesting...glad for u:-)

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  3. Beautiful photos from this historic places. I like the fishes in the little pond and in the mosaic.

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  4. Sehr schöne Motive von einer interessanten Reise...das letzte Foto gefällt mir besonders gut...
    LG: Karin

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  5. the last shot of the windows spoke to me, Filip



    Aloha from Honolulu;

    Comfort Spiral



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  6. Love the colors and the lighting captured in this last set of windows

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