Capernaum, Peter’s hometown

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Capernaum, Peter’s hometown

On the occasion of the feast dedicated to the saints Peter and Paul, a journey into the hometown of the Apostle to whom Jesus entrusted His Church.

Jesus chose Capernaum for the center of His public ministry in Galilee. We learn from the Gospels that this particular village was the hometown of some apostles including Peter and that Jesus lived there; there was also a synagogue where Jesus went on the Sabbath day.

Many of the finds of everyday life like basalt grain mills used to grind olives or press the grapes show some of the work activities that for centuries were carried out by the inhabitants on a daily basis.

The houses, clustered in street-bounded quarters, were simple and built with stones from the local basalt rock bound with mud and paved with cobblestones.

2017-06-29T15:04:17+00:00June 29th, 2017|Categories: News from the Holy Land|0 Comments