Monday, March 26, 2018

The Encounter Chapel at Magdala

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The woman in Mark 5:24-34 believed she would be healed of her bleeding if she could only "touch the hem of his garment"  [some think this means the ritual fringe on the bottom of his garment, such as Orthodox Jews wear till today].
She had courage and touched and was immediately healed by Jesus, the New Testament says.
This mural-sized painting of the famous scene is in the lower chapel of Duc in Altum, below the Boat Chapel and the Women's Atrium that we visited in previous posts.

(Remember that my photos here can be greatly enlarged with a click or two.)


The Magdala Center brochure describes The Encounter Chapel:
The basement chapel makes use of original stones found in the excavations of the road and marketplaces near the port.  This interdenominational place of prayer is modeled after the synagogue plan with its 6 columns, colorful walls and placement of stones.
The chapel features a beautiful mural-sized painting of the encounter between Jesus and the hemorrhaging woman (Mark 5:25). 

The stone benches along the walls are also like in the ancient synagogue of Migdal.


The one and only window looks out on the Sea of Galilee.


And the window creates the shadow of the cross.


Mother Teresa, Saint Teresa of Calcutta, adds her prayerful presence to the special place.
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There is more about the chapel at the website:
http://www.magdala.org/visit/duc-in-altum/encounter-chapel/

To all the Christian readers, Holy Week blessings and happy Easter wishes from me, your Jewish friend here at Jerusalem Hills Daily Photo.
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(Linking to inSPIRED Sunday, Monday Murals, and Our World Tuesday.)
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14 comments:

Cloudia said...

Thank You. Good Pesach

Sandi said...


"...if she could only "touch the hem of his garment" [some think this means the ritual fringe on the bottom of his garment, such as Orthodox Jews wear till today].
She had courage and touched and was immediately healed by Jesus"


Gasp...I love this!





Cathy Keller said...

Beautiful! We didn't get to visit this chapel while we were there! Thank you!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Wow, this is beautiful and powerful. Great post.

Kay L. Davies said...

This makes me smile, shiver, cry...every emotion when I think of "the hem of his garment"! Thank you, Dina.
Kay
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

William Kendall said...

A beautiful mural, and a beautiful chapel!

Sami said...

Very well painted, the details of the wrinkly feet and hands are beautifully done.
Thanks for participating.

Tom said...

...beautiful post for Holy Week.

Bill Nicholls said...

I remember that story from the Gospel, I thought he knew she touched him and said something. Very powerful painting

Karl Demetz said...

Beautiful mural, Dina !

Murthy K v v s said...

It is looking like a well preserved historical site.Israel reminds us biblical events.Thanks for sharing.

Alice said...

A very beautiful posting Dina

Ida said...

Beautiful!

Kay said...

These are such beautiful paintings.