Cana The Galilee

 

Jesus first miracle at a wedding in Cana of Galilee, Lebanon

John 2:7 Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim. And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it. When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was. 

 

Biblical Background
Jesus was invited to a marriage in Cana of Galilee, a village near Tyre, in the south of Lebanon. Jesus’ mother, The Virgin Mary and his disciples were also invited. The wine ran out and Mary told Jesus that there was no more wine. Mary then told the servants to do exactly what Jesus tells them. There were six stone water pots that were used by the people for washing and purifying themselves and Jesus told the servants to fill them with water. Then he told them to take from them and give to the master of the banquet who tasted the water that had turned into wine. He did not know where the wine had come from, but the servants did. So he called the bridegroom and said that the best wine is always served first and after the guests have had plenty, the other wine is served but you have kept the best wine till the last.

 

This was the first miracle of Jesus which took place in Cana of Galilee, a village near Tyre in the south of Lebanon. Very recently excavations uncovered by accident the ruins of a very old church with the story of the miracle of changing water into wine engraved unto the rocky walls in pictures.

 

 

 

Pope John Paul II announced that Lebanon “The beloved land” as he calls it, is more than a country. Lebanon is a message. This country gave the first alphabet to the whole world and this was where Christianity grew in its infancy. The Holy Father in 1997 requested a special conference on Lebanon in Rome so that the leaders of the world realize the importance of its message as a unique religious, social and modern country with 18 Christian and Moslem sects living together in harmony regardless of some conflicts that always arose due to outside interference.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miracle of changing water into wine
Pope John Paul II  Saturday, May 10th. 1997 Beirut Lebanon
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Prophet Jesus (Peace Be Upon Him)

and the Canaanite Woman 

Matthew 15:21-28 

Leaving that place, Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon. A Canaanite woman from that vicinity came to him, crying out, "Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter is suffering terribly from demon-possession." 
Jesus did not answer a word. So his disciples came to him and urged him, "Send her away, for she keeps crying out after us." 
He answered, "I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel." 
The woman came and knelt before him. "Lord, help me!" she said. 
He replied, "It is not right to take the children's bread and toss it to their dogs." 
"Yes, Lord," she said, "but even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters' table." 
Then Jesus answered, "Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted." And her daughter was healed from that very hour. 


Psalms 92:12
The righteous flourish like the palm
tree, and grow like a cedar in Lebanon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sacred cave of Cana The Galilee South Lebanon Where Jesus and His Disciples took shelter from the heat of the sun         Photo by Hussein Kefel 1st Dec. 2012
Sacred cave of Cana The Galilee South Lebanon Where Jesus and His Disciples took shelter from the heat of the sun         Photo by Hussein Kefel 1st Dec. 2012
Burnt candles inside the Sacred cave of Cana The Galilee South Lebanon Where Jesus and His Disciples took shelter        Photo by Hussein Kefel 1st Dec. 2012
Sacred cave of Cana The Galilee South Lebanon Where Jesus and His Disciples took shelter from the heat of the sun         Photo by Hussein Kefel 1st Dec. 2012

1- The name LEBANON appears 75 times in the Old Testament

 

2- Prophet Jesus performed one of His first miracles in Lebanon Qana (Cana)

 

3- The name CEDAR (Lebanon's tree) appears 75 times  in the Old Testament

 

4- The name of BIBLE comes from the Lebanese town "BYBLOS" During the Hellenistic period

(330-64 BCE) Byblos became most famous for the production of papyrus which would give it its Greek name.

 

5- Sidon (Lebanese town) is mentioned 36 times in the Bible

6- Tyre (Lebanese town) is mentioned 63 times in the Bible

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cana The Galilee South Lebanon        Photo by Hussein Kefel 1st Dec. 2012
Cana is also the village of Nathaniel, one of Jesus’s first disciples

Today, in addition to the sanctuary of Galilee at Cana and that of Al-Sharqieh, south of Nabatiyeh, this region is considered a holy place. The cave of Cana has been restored by the Ministry of Tourism and declared a historic site.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Cana The Galilee Church South Lebanon

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