Saturday, August 18, 2012

Capernaum--the glass floor

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At Capernaum, the alpha and omega theme of the railing is reflected in the modern church's glass floor.
Also visible through the glass are the ancient foundations of the earlier octagonal church which was built around the house of Peter, the apostle of Jesus.


From the window, beyond the rack of priestly vestments,  you can (if you enlarge the photo) see a boat passing on the quiet Sea of Galilee.

Posted are the rules for visiting priests, in several languages.

(A post for Weekend Reflections meme. And linking also to inSPIRED Sunday.)
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12 comments:

Fran said...

Wow, the church was undergoing some work when I visited in 2004, so I did not get to see this. I could see things from the outside, but it was not the same. Thanks for sharing this!

'Tsuki said...

CapharnaĆ¼m est une ville pleine de surprise.

Birdman said...

Is the glass floor similar to the glass ceiling? hahaha

cieldequimper said...

I'll be quiet as a mouse watching a ship glide by...

Robert Geiss said...

The railing is indeed a great piece of art !

Please have a good Sunday.

cloudia charters said...

you breathe history!



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VP said...

I can't remember this, but it is great!

Sara said...

I did not properly appreciate Capernaum when I was last there, nor the site of Peter's house. Also, things were much more primitive then. I would love to see it again and give the place its due respect.

Pat said...

What a beautiful church! I hope to see it in December!

Kay said...

That's very interesting to look through that glass floor at the foundation still visible. So much history!

Spiderdama said...

Great! It is a place I want to visit next time:-)

Bill Nicholls said...

Think I have seen photos of this before, incredible bit has survived so long