Part of the Franciscan monastery complex on Mount Tabor. Note the time of 8:20 am. Our guides believed in getting us to sites early in order to beat the crowds. It worked!
Franciscan garden at Mount Tabor.
Church of the Transfiguration.
Detail of Church of Transfiguration's entrance with the quote from Matthew 17 written in Latin.
Central apse at the Church of the Transfiguration.
Ceiling in one of the chapels in the Church of Transfiguration
Side chapel at Church of Transfiguration
A Mass being celebrated at the Church of the Transfiguration while we were passing through.
Part of the original Byzantine church at Mount Tabor. Churches were built upon ruins throughout the Holy Land, depending on who conquered the area at the time.
Part of Franciscan Monastery at Church of Transfiguration
We're about to enter the wedding church in Cana
Outside of the Wedding Church in Cana.
The beautiful apse in the Wedding Church in Cana.
The painting over the altar in Cana.
Looking up at the dome in the Wedding Church in Cana.
Saints are painted on each pillar.
Replicas of jars from the Wedding Feast at Cana.
Ruins beneath the Franciscan Church in Cana.
More visible ruins in Cana.
Note the 50,000 sheckel bill left on the site where Jesus' first miracle occurred, changing water into wine. Someone's hoping for a BIG miracle....
Detail on Church of the Annunciation, featurng a Jerusalem cross.
Church of the Annunciation
Stained glass inside Church of the Annunciation
Inside of the dome of the Church of Annunciation
Painting over the main altar of the Church of the Annunciation
Detail of dome
One of the statues of Madonna with Child donated to the Church of the Annunciation
Wide angle shot of Church of Annunciation
Dome of the Church of the Annunciation
Outside the Holy Family chapel.
The Betrothal of Mary to Joseph
Some of the network of caves where the Holy Family lived in Nazareth
The grotto where Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit.The altar says "The Word became flesh HERE"
Mosaic outside the Church of the Annunciation
Leaving Church of the Annunciation
Church of the Beatitudes
View from Church of the Beatitudes
Looking through the ornate gates to the Sea of Galilee
Gate at Church of the Beatitudes