Touring Israel: Sea of Galilee and Jordan River

From Nazareth, we visited the Sea of Galilee, which is the area where Jesus taught some of his most significant messages and performed many miracles in his ministry.

Church of the Primacy

While there we visited The Church of the Primacy of Saint Peter where Jesus fed the people with only a few loaves of bread and a few fish. The church has the original rock that Jesus used to bless the meal.

One of the best parts about this church is that we could get close to the Sea of Galilee.

The Sea of Galilee

The Sea of Galilee is a freshwater lake in Israel. It is the lowest freshwater lake on Earth and the second-lowest lake in the world. The natural beauty of the Sea of Galilee perfectly praises the wonders that it has seen.


After the churches, we headed to the ruins of the ancient town of Capharnaum, which was the center city of Jesus’ ministry and the site of many of his miracles. It’s possible to see the 2,000-year-old ruins of Peter’s house and study the stonework of Jesus’ day.

Jordan River

Our last stop in our tour of the Sea of Galilee was the Jordan River, which is where John’s ministry took place and where Jesus was baptized. Many people choose to the baptized here as well—celebrities like the late Whitney Houston even made the trip!

Even though it was a long day, it was a great introduction to Nazareth and the Sea of Galilee.

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(1) Comment

  1. Martha

    Wow! To walk where my Savior once walked… one day.

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