On His Way: The Shaping of Jesus' Mission and Ministry
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Please, notice that each session of this series is conceived as a stand-alone unit on its own so that you can choose whether to participate in all of the sessions of this series or only in those you are interested in.
ABOUT THE FOURTH SESSION - ON HIS WAY: THE SHAPING OF JESUS' MINISTRY
Sepphoris - Nazareth (Synagogue) - Lake of Tiberias - Capernaum.
We will open the fourth session in Sepphoris, called by the Jewish Historian Flavius Josephus “the ornament of all Galilee.” Chosen in 4 BC by Herod Antipas as the capital of his government, Sepphoris offers a glimpse of the Galilean world at the time of Jesus. Both Joseph and Jesus probably were among those hired to renew the city.
From Sepphoris we will virtually travel to the Lake of Tiberias and while on our way, we will do a virtual stop to Nazareth, to visit what tradition identifies to be the area of the synagogue where Jesus delivered is programmatic speech (Luke 4). Then, always while in Nazareth, we will virtually go to the convent of the Sister of Nazareth, where a large burial cave with 3-4 burial niches -Kohim- were discovered and identified by a local tradition to be the place of St. Joseph’s burial.
Once virtually reached the Lake of Galilee we will stop in Capernaum, built along the edge of the Sea of Galilee, and in existence from the 2nd century BC to the 7th century AD. Here, we will have a detailed visit of what the Gospel of Matthew calls “Jesus’ hometown” (Mt 4:13): we will start with the ancient fourth-century synagogue that is believed to hide underneath a synagogue from the time of Jesus with walls made of worked stones, four feet thick. Then, we will stop by the ruins of what is believed to be the house of the apostle Peter, and we will be able to admire various 2nd century Christian graffiti, the ruins of a fourth-century Domus Ecclesiae (House-Church), and those of a large fifth-century Byzantine church.
* Please, notice that each session of this series is conceived as a stand-alone unit on its own so that you can choose whether to participate in all of the sessions of this series or only in those you are interested in.
** If you are interested in participating in this online session but you are not familiar with Zoom, send us an email and we will send you our super easy guide that will show you, step by step, how to access Zoom.
- Zoom Event (March 11, 2021)$8$80$0