1 Day – Galilean Ministry of Jesus

Capernaum Synagogue


Despite the fact that Israel of today , is a high tech, bustling, modern nation, it is still feasible to cross the Galilean landscapes and by relating to the biblical texts, one can envision the events that occurred during ancient times in their authentic locations.

For those who are interested, not only in religion but also in the geography,  history and  politics of the bible.

Religious services for all faiths, can be arranged.






After John the Baptist was arrested, Jesus immediately left Nazareth, and moved to the town of Capernaum (Matthew 4:12). Trace the geopolitical circumstances that influenced this decision while paying tribute to the sites referred to as the evangelical triangle and more.

Tour Itinerary

  • Visit CAPERNAUM, a scanty fishing town , closely associated with Jesus.
  • Time and weather permitting sail on the Sea of Galilee, to get a sense of the environment from the time of Jesus.
  • Follow the path of the “evangelical triangle” where Jesus’ teachings and miracles formed the basis of his ministry.
  • Drive to KORAZIM, situated on the mountain above Capernaum. This small Jewish farming hamlet was about an hour’s walk from Capernaum. Hyrax stretch  themselves out on the rocks in the sun or climb the jujube trees (It is believed that Christ’s crown of thorns was made from this type of tree).
  • The largest village visited on the route of the evangelical triangle is BETHSAIDA, a fishing village that existed during the period of the Old Testament . Peter (Simon) and his brother Andrew  were fishermen from Bethsaida as well as Philip. Jesus told them to stop being fishers of fish and become fishers of men and hence  Jesus’ first disciples were from Bethsaida.
  • As these towns were close to the region of PhilipHerod which bordered on the Sea of Galilee, Jesus was able to quickly cross over in troubled times,
  • Ascend the Golan Heights to BANIAS, one of the sources of the Jordan river as well as a nature reserve with falls and profuse vegetation.It is known as Caesarea Phillipi where Philip Herod built a temple to honor Emperor Augustus. It is also the site where Jesus changed Simon’s name to Petrus (in Greek meaning “the rock”) because  Peter was the rock on which the church will be created.

Optional Sites

Sites on the same route and close in themes and therefore can be exchanged or added, depending on personal preferences and time constraints.

Kursi: a Christian monastery on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, traditionally, the location where Jesus healed two men possessed by demons.
Tabgha: the traditional site of the ‘miracle of the loaves and the fish’.
Church of Primacy: where Jesus appointed Peter, as his successor.
Zippori (Sepphoris): Main town of the Galilee during the 1st Century, and traditional birthplace of Mary.
Mt. Tavor: centre of the Jezreel Valley, traditional site of the Miracle of the Transfiguration.
Mt. Precipice (Mount of the Leap): where according to legend, the people of Nazareth drove Jesus away and attempted to throw him off the cliffs.