Tabgha - Church of the Multiplication of the loaves and fishes
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When it was evening , his disciples came to him , saying , "This is a deserted place, and the hour is already late. Send the multitudes away, that they may go into the villages and buy themselves food. "But Jesus said to them, "they don't need to go away, you give them something to eat. "and they said to him, "We have here only five loaves and two fishes. "He said, "Bring them here to me. "Then he commanded the multitudes to sit down on the grass. And he took the five loaves and the two fishes , and looking up to heaven, he blessed and broke and gave the loaves to the disciples; and the disciples gave to the multitudes. So they all ate and were filled , and they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments that remained. Now those who had eaten were about five thousand men, besides women and children.
(Matthew 14, 15-21)
The name Tabgha comes from the Greek for “Seven Springs” but Tabgha was originally called Heptapegon. During the Byzantine era there were three water towers at Tabgha. The water from natural springs was collected in the water towers and sent via aqueducts to nearby farmlands to irrigate the fields. It was in the 4th century that Christians first identified Tabgha as the Biblical site of the miracle of the multiplication. In 350 AD. the first church was built to mark the Biblical site. In the 5th century the Church of St. Peter’s Primacy was built in Tabgha where Jesus gave Peter leadership over the apostles and where Jesus appeared to his disciples after his resurrection. The church was later destroyed and rebuilt in 1934.
These elements represent a deep spiritual value to the Christians world wide. The Olive Oil represent the anointing of the sick in many verses (Mark 6 :13) The Earth from Bethlehem carries spiritual value of the Holy Land ( Mark 4: 8) Water of the Jordan water carries spiritual values of baptism (1 Corinthians : 12 :13)
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