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Church of the Primacy of Peter, Tabgha

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Church of the Primacy of Peter is a small Franciscan chapel, which includes part of an earlier, 4th-century structure--something most visitors don't expect at the humble location. In front of the rostrum is a rock, upon which, according to tradition, Jesus cooked fish for his disciples. Church of the Primacy of Peter is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , world travel planner Edition.
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  • Since Jesus Christ spent most of the years of his preaching in the area of Lake Tiberias, it is natural that around the lake there are a large number of sites that recall episodes from the New... 
    Since Jesus Christ spent most of the years of his preaching in the area of Lake Tiberias, it is natural that around the lake there are a large number of sites that recall episodes from the New...  more »
  • This is rather an unassuming church on the shores of the Sea of Galilee and approached on foot down a small valley. Inside is rather austere but there is a large rock in the floor which signifies St....  more
    This is rather an unassuming church on the shores of the Sea of Galilee and approached on foot down a small valley. Inside is rather austere but there is a large rock in the floor which signifies St....  more »
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  • This is where Jesus first called his disciples. This is also the place where he returned after resurrection to meet his disciples. These are the steps from the harbour, the boats came in here. Jesus asked, “do you have any fish?” Every number has a meaning when translated, they caught 153 fishes and the net didn’t break, 153 translates to “I AM”(John 21) Very interesting parallel of how Adam and Eve covered themselves and how Peter had to cover himself too because of the shame of denying him much earlier. What is holding you back from loving the Lord completely?
  • In a shady park close to the lake side lies the Franciscan church of the primacy of St Peter. Women can be refused entrance if they don’t cover there shoulders and their knees. The flat rock (Christ’s table) in front of the altar is believed to be the place where Jesus and his decipels had breakfast with fish. The side itself I give three stars but the fact that the Franciscaner friars were talking with religious visitors touched me and therefore I rated it four stars.

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