Monday, February 19, 2018

Magdala, Duc In Altum

One humble church bell against a mighty sky, and just beyond the eucalyptus trees lies the Sea of Galilee.

Israel is full of old and ancient churches.
It is not often you see a brand new one.
Last week I got to see for the first time the beautiful Duc In Altum!

This special Catholic spiritual center is surrounded by antiquities, over 2,000 years old, including a synagogue where Jesus most likely taught.
Here the famous Magdala stone was discovered!

There is so much to show and tell, I will continue in the coming posts.

In the brochure you can see how the Boat Chapel looks at night, from the sea side, and how the Duc In Altum spiritual center looks on a sunny day.

Lots more is under construction for the lucky pilgrims who will come to Magdala in the coming years.
In the next posts you will see the archaeological park and the interior of the church and chapels and learn the amazing story of how all this began.

Meanwhile, today Jerusalem Hills Daily Photo is celebrating ten years of blogging.
I'm hoping for at least another decade of showing you the beauty of Israel!
Thanks for your visits, questions and comments.
(Linking to inSPIRED Sunday and Our World Tuesday.  And for ABC Wednesday, G is for Galilee.)


  1. So very Beautiful! Love your country<3
    Congrats with 10 years!!

  2. Oh, wow!

    "Israel is full of old and ancient churches.
    It is not often you see a brand new one."

    :-) a new church! Very cool.

    Happy Ten Years, Dina!

  3. Thank you Dina for posting your lovely blogs.

  4. There is so much below the surface over there just waiting to be dug up! A fascinating story. I perused their website for a while.

  5. Congratulations on completing your first decade of blogging. The church has a very different design to the norn. Looks beautiful from your photos.

  6. Congratulations on the 10th anniversary as a blogger! So interesting posts about Israel and life in Israel.

  7. It's very thrilling to see photos of your country. I also love those stormy skies.

  8. Bravo on the milestone! Beautiful shots, Dina.

  9. Hi Dina, Congratulations on the 10th anniversary as a blogger!
    I visit your beautiful blog very often, even I don't post a comment every time.

  10. Was going to say that one look new and very nice looking

  11. I've never been in your country, but is on my wishlist for years already...
    wonderful pictures, maybe someday I can make them myself

    Have a splendid, ♥-warming ABC-Wednes-day / -week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♪ (ABC-W-team)

  12. Hello Dina!
    You presented an unusual place.
    Pictures from your wonderful country are beautiful.
    Shalom, greetings.

  13. It is a dream of mine to visit.

  14. It must be a thrill to see and walk among so much history and spirituality.

  15. Congratulations, Dina! And thank you for holding my hand and getting me into blogging along with you. It was such a wonderful gift you gave me.


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