Church of the Twelve Apostles

Well worth a visit, this beautiful red-domed church is a major landmark along the Sea of Galilee. It was built in 1925 by the Greek Orthodox Church and has an interior of beautiful icons. The garden here is a shady spot to escape the heat of the midday sun. Map.

The Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Apostles is a Greek Orthodox church located near the shore of the Sea of Galilee at Capernaum in Israel. It is also known as simply the Greek Orthodox church at Capernaum, to differentiate it from the nearby Franciscan monastery.

Many times it’s named as the Church of the Seven Apostles, based on the seven disciples mentioned in John 21; another name is Church of the Twelve Apostles. The church marks the site of the ancient village of Capernaum, which is an important place in Christianity. The village is frequently mentioned in the Gospels and was Jesus’ main base during his Galilean ministry. It is referred to as Jesus’ own city and a place where he lived. It was in the synagogue of Capernaum where he first started to preach.

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