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The Transfiguration

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August 6

While in the Galilee, Jesus climbed “a high mountain” and was transfigured. Jesus became radiant, spoke with Moses and Elijah, who appeared at his side, and was proclaimed God’s son: “This is my beloved son - hear him”. The church is dramatically located on the summit, over the remains of its predecessors, the Byzantine and crusader churches.

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View from Mount Tabor

While in the Galilee, Jesus climbed “a high mountain” and was transfigured. Jesus became radiant, spoke with Moses and Elijah, who appeared at his side, and was proclaimed God’s son: “This is my beloved son - hear him”. The church is dramatically located on the summit, over the remains of its predecessors, the Byzantine and crusader churches.

Highlights of the festivity

Mount Tabor in the Galilee - A festive mass is celebrated in the morning in the magnificent Catholic Church of the Transfiguration.

Related sites worth visiting:

  • Ceaseria Philipi - an ancient Roman city located at the southwestern base of Mount Hermon (”Now when Jesus came to the district of Ceaseria Philipi…” Matthew 16:13)
  • Mount Hermon - another 4th cen. Tradition suggested the monumental Hermon Mount as the place of the transfiguration.

 

 Sites & Attractions

 
The Via Dolorosa, the road Jesus walked from the place of Pontius Pilate’s sentencing t...
Abu Ghosh is a picturesque village of 5,000, just a few minutes’ drive west of Jerusale...
Avdat , now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was founded by Nabatean traders, who made it ...
A complex of Hospitaler crusader buildings comprising four sections built around an ope...
The Beit Alfa sixth-century synagogue mosaic features colorful folk-art style depiction...
Beit She’arim, near Tivon southeast of Haifa, was once the headquarters of the Sanhedri...
 

 Accommodations

 
Karaso b&b country lodging in the Galilee is a perfect place for vacation in a reasonab...
http://www.bethshalom.co.il/ with 30 double-occupancy rooms with an option to add a chi...
Ma'ayan Harod hostel is located in the Lower Galilee region between Afula and Beit She’...
The renovated hotel has parquet floors, transparent walls in the lobby, and a gourmet r...
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