Tabgha

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Tabgha is the location of a pair of sites traditionally associated with Jesus and fish. The name is likely a corruption of the Greek name, Heptaegon (Seven Springs).

The first site is the Church of the Primacy of St. Peter, the traditional location where Jesus after his resurrection appeared to the apostle Peter and caused a miraculous catch of fish. Jesus asked Peter three times if he loved him (Matthew 16) and Jesus' commandment to feed his sheep is cited as the start of the Catholic tradition of Peter's leadership of the church that has continued through the succession of Popes.

The second site is the Church of the Multiplication, a German Benedictine Church from 1936 built over a flat rock called the Mensa Christi (Table of Christ) that is the traditional location of Jesus' miraculous feeding of 5,000 men with only five loaves of bread and two fish (Matthew 14).

My mother echoed the skeptical sentiments of many in the group in remarking that, "That rock had nothing to do with Jesus."

Tabgha - Tabgha
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Tabgha
Tabgha - Church of St. Peters Primacy
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Church of St. Peters Primacy
Tabgha - Olive press
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Olive press
Tabgha - Olive press
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Olive press
Tabgha - Olive press
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Olive press
Tabgha - Olive press
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Olive press
Tabgha - Remnant
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Remnant
Tabgha - Courtyard
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Courtyard
Tabgha - Gargoyle
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Gargoyle
Tabgha - Church of St. Peters Primacy
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Church of St. Peters Primacy
Tabgha - Church of St. Peters Primacy
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Church of St. Peters Primacy
Tabgha - Church of St. Peters Primacy
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Church of St. Peters Primacy
Tabgha - Church of St. Peters Primacy
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Church of St. Peters Primacy
Tabgha - Byzantine mosaic - feed my sheep
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Byzantine mosaic - feed my sheep
Tabgha - Courtyard
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Courtyard
Tabgha - Column remnants
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Column remnants
Tabgha - Buses
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Buses
Tabgha - Church of the Multiplication
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Church of the Multiplication
Tabgha - Pathway
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Pathway
Tabgha - Olive press
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Olive press
Tabgha - Discussion
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Discussion
Tabgha - Spring
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Spring
Tabgha - Pathway
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Pathway
Tabgha - Mass
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Mass
Tabgha - Blessing plaque
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Blessing plaque
Tabgha - Church of the Multiplication
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Church of the Multiplication
Tabgha - Church of the Multiplication
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Church of the Multiplication
Tabgha - Mensa Christi - table of Christ
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Mensa Christi - table of Christ
Tabgha - Mensa Christi
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Mensa Christi
Tabgha - Sea of Galilee
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Sea of Galilee
Tabgha - Me and mom at the Sea of Galilee
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Me and mom at the Sea of Galilee
Tabgha - Church of the Multiplication
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Church of the Multiplication
Tabgha - Sea of Galilee
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Sea of Galilee
Tabgha - Back to the bus
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Back to the bus
Tabgha - ...not actions of the past...
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...not actions of the past...
Tabgha - Building
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Building
Tabgha - Clergy
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Clergy
Tabgha - Gate with Crusader cross
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Gate with Crusader cross

Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. (Pr 31:30)