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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

 
Artificial park at Ma'alot Tarshikha. Lake offers pedal boats and kayaks. Site includes...
Beit Shean, south of the Sea of Galilee, founded some six millennia ago, is mentioned i...
Scuba diving school and club.
Tel Dan National Park combines a lush nature reserve with a biblical archaeological exp...
Among the sites in the park are a Roman amphitheater and the biblical Tel Maresha with ...
Ralli Museum 1 – Founded by Harry Recanati, the museum’s various exhibition halls displ...
 

 Accommodations

 
The Acre Guest House is located right outside the Old City of Acre, making it the perfe...
​ A very unique Israeli hotel, the only one in Samaria!Only 35 min from Ben Gorion airp...
On Moshav Kahal in the upper Galilee, amongst the olive trees in this beautiful green a...
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