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The Mount of Beatitudes (also traditionally known as the Mount Eremos) stands serenely near the northwest corner of the Sea of Galilee and Tabgha. It is the only definable mountain that is in close proximity to the Evangelical Triangle, that area in which Jesus conducted most of his ministry. The Triangle was the area falling between the cities of Capernaum, Chorazin and Bethsaida. The Mount of Beatitudes is the likely spot where Jesus sat down and gave the Beatitudes of Matthew 5:1-12.

Although there is discrepancy between Matthew’s version being on a hill and Luke’s being on a level place is easily reconciled with observation of many level places on the Galilean hillsides. Scripture gives no indication of the exact location of this event, but the Byzantines built a church to commemorate it at the bottom of the hill.

Today the mount is adorned with a lovely Roman Catholic church built in 1937 by the Franciscan Sisters with the support of the Italian ruler Mussolini. The building which was constructed by the noted architect Antonio Barluzzi is full of numerical symbolism. In front of the church, the symbols on the pavement represent Justice, Prudence, Fortitude, Charity, Faith and Temperance. Inside the church hangs the cloak from Pope Paul VI’s visit in 1964.

The church grounds have an abundance of beautiful flowers and a breathtaking view of the Sea of Galilee as well. Scattered throughout the grounds are plaques reminding the visitor of each Beatitude.

See photos of Mount of Beatitudes in this travel photo gallery from Verde Wanderer. This pictures have been taken on 27 of September, 2011.

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Capernaum is an ancient fishing village on the north shore of the Sea of Galilee in Israel. It’s home to a celebrated Byzantine-era synagogue as well as the house where Jesus healed a paralytic and St. Peter’s mother-in-law.

Capernaum is frequently mentioned in the Gospels and was Jesus’ main base during his Galilean ministry. It is referred to as Jesus’ “own city” (Mt 9:1; Mk 2:1) and a place where he lived (Mt 1:13). He probably chose it simply because it was the home of his first converts, Peter and Andrew (Mk 1:21, 29).

They went to Capernaum, and when the Sabbath came, Jesus went into the synagogue and began to teach. The people were amazed at his teaching, because he taught them as one who had authority, not as the teachers of the law…

As soon as they left the synagogue, they went with James and John to the home of Simon and Andrew. Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they told Jesus about her. So he went to her, took her hand and helped her up.” (Mark 1:21-22, 29-30)

Many familiar Gospel events occurred in this village. Capernaum is where Jesus first began to preach after the Temptation in the wilderness (Mt 1:12-17) and called Levi from his tax-collector’s booth (Mk 2:13-17). It was while teaching in the synagogue of Capernaum that he said, “Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.” (Jn 6:54)

Capernaum is where Jesus healed a centurion’s servant without even seeing him (Mt 8:5-13; Lk 7:1-10), Peter’s mother-in-law (Mt 8:14-15; Mk 1:29-30); the paralytic who was lowered thorugh the roof (Mk 2:1-12), and many others who were brought to him (Mt 8:16-17). And it was Capernaum that Jesus had set out from when he calmed a storm on the Sea of Galilee (Mt 8:23-27).

Jesus was harsh with his adopted home when it proved unrepentent despite his many miracles. “And you, Capernaum, will you be lifted up to the skies? No, you will go down to the depths. If the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Sodom, it would have remained to this day. But I tell you that it will be more bearable for Sodom on the day of judgment than for you” (Mt 11:23-24).

Capernaum was a Jewish village in the time of the Christ. It was apparently poor, since it was a Gentile centurion that built the community’s synagogue (Luke 7:5). The houses were humble and built of the local black basalt stone.

Christian presence is attested early in Capernaum and the village was predominantly Christian by the 4th century AD. Rabbinic texts from the 4th century imply considerable tension between the Jewish and Christian communities of the town.

Both the church and synagogue were destroyed prior to the Islamic conquest in 638. One possible scenario is that the Persian invasion of 614 gave the Jews the opportunity to act on their resentment of the now-powerful Christian community and demolish the church. In 629, the Byzantine emperor and his troops marched into Palestine, and under this protection the Christians may have destroyed the synagogue.

The synagogue of Capernaum is located just inland from the shore with its facade facing Jerusalem. It has been difficult to date, with scholarly opinion ranging from the 2nd to 5th centuries. It stands on an elevated position, was richly decorated and was built of imported white limestone, which would have contrasted dramatically with the local black basalt of the rest of the village. All of this would have given the building great beauty and status.

What to See? The ruined synagogue and the Greek Orthodox church stand quite close to each other near the shore, with ruins of 1st-to-6th-century houses in between. Also on the place are finely carved stones that belong to the synagogue, and a new Greek Orthodox church nearby.

Around the Greek Orthodox church the remains of the village have not yet been excavated, unlike the synagogue of Capernaum and the buildings around it.

This pictures have been taken on 27 of September, 2011.
This photo gallery is as Israel Travel Photo Guide.

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Orthodox monastery arose on the spot where according to legend, in 1470 was revealed Zhirovitskaya icon of the Mother of God.

In 1613, the monastery fell into the hands of Basilian (monks of the Greek Catholic rite, that is Uniats). In 1839, Joseph Semashko, using the auspices of Emperor Nicholas I, together with the priesthood and brotherhood of the monastery converted to Orthodoxy.

In 1921, the Grodno province moved to Poland. In 1934, Polish authorities have placed in the monastery of the agricultural school that existed before 1939. Despite this, ten nuns lived in a convent.

In 1945 there began working divinity school; in 1947 there was converted into a seminary. In 1991 Minsk seminary Dukhno given the status of the highest theological school, now is the Minsk Theological Academy to them. svt. Cyril of Turov.

In the monastery complex consists of three churches: Church of the Epiphany, Holy Cross Church and the Cathedral of the Assumption with a belfry, the church of Our Lady of Zhyrovitskoy, winter church of St. Nicholas, the great martyr St. George, seminary building, housing the monastery complex, the refectory, outbuildings, garden.

The main shrine of the monastery – the miraculous icon of Our Lady Zhyrovitskoy. It is the smallest of the venerated Marian icon: 5,6 x4, 4 cm

Pictures of Zhyrovichi Monastery photo gallery have been taken on July, 22, 2006.

Keukenhof, also known as the Garden of Europe, is the world’s largest flower garden. It is situated near Lisse, Netherlands. According to the official website for the Keukenhof Park, approximately 7,000,000 (seven million) flower bulbs are planted annually in the park, which covers an area of 32 hectares.

It is accessible by bus from the train stations of Haarlem, Leiden and Schiphol. It is located in an area called the “Dune and Bulb Region” (Duin- en Bollenstreek).

Keukenhof is open annually from mid-March to mid-May. The best time to view the tulips is around mid-April, depending on the weather.
OPENING HOURS: 8H00 – 19H30 (ticket office closes at 18H00).

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Pictures taken in 16 of April, 2013.

Since ancient times, the swamp had been for a man as a dangerous environment and a place with unsolved mystery. People come up with all sorts of legends about the swamp. Then they realized that the marsh is a source of fossil fuels the peat. But the attitude people to the marsh remained negative. Recently, a dislike of the marshes has been replaced by pride: it turns out, bogs is one of the most interesting tourist attractions in Belarus. There are the largest in Europe, open fens.

Where is Belarus? Belarus is officially the Republic of Belarus, is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe, bordered by Russia to the northeast, Ukraine to the south, Poland to the west, and Lithuania and Latvia to the northwest. Its capital is Minsk. Over forty percent of its 207,600 square kilometres (80,200 sq mi) is forested, and its strongest economic sectors are agriculture and manufacturing.

 

Marshes. Spring. Minoity village, Lida district, Belarus.
Pictures have been taken on:
16 of April, 2011
21 of April, 2012
29 of April, 2012
29 of September, 2012