Cana is the traditional site of Jesus's first miracle, turning water
into wine at a wedding reception (John 2). The Cana Wedding Church is
a Catholic church built in 1881 on the spot the Franciscans believed
was the site of this miracle. A period wine jar and excavation of
ancient structures is located in the basement of the church.
Couples frequently come to the church to take part in group
wedding or rededication ceremonies. Somehow the intimate presence of
relatives with cameras and dozens of gawking tourists like us
takes some of the magic out of the idea.