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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

Ayalon Institute Museum. The institute’s story took place in 1945-48 – between the end ...
This nature reserve gets its name from the wonderfully refreshing natural grove that ha...
This river is about 60 kilometers long and flows through the Arif mountain range and th...
Ruins of a wayside inn in the side of the Ramon Crater, which has been declared a World...
The longest cable car in Israel is just south of Kiryat Shmona. The ride to the top of ...
Revivim Observatory is one of the three lookout points established in the summer of 194...

Accommodations

​The Hotel is in 5 km south of the city on Almog BeachGuests may use spa services, kids...
​Villa Galilee is a Hotel de Charme boutique hotel located in Safed. The Villa Galilee ...
​The hotel is located in the center of the town of Eilat, near shopping centers, the ai...
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