Mensa Christi Church, Nazareth

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Mensa Christi is a Roman Catholic church located in Nazareth, in northern Israel.HistoryThe three decades Jesus spent in Nazareth are commonly called the “silent years.” Over the centuries, Christians have sought sites in Nazareth to commemorate events from Jesus’ life. Mensa Christi, Latin for "Table of Christ" contains a slab of granite that, according to tradition, was the rock on which Jesus dined with the disciples after his resurrection. The Franciscans initially built a chapel at this site in the latter half of the 18th century. The current church, a renovation of the earlier chapel, was completed in 1861. The Israeli government, in a joint project with the local municipality, recently completed an $80 million renovation and restoration of the old city of Nazareth as part of the Millennium celebrations of the year 2000. A part of this project was the restoration of the church’s frescoes and dome.LocationThe church is located within a dense neighborhood, above the church district, in the old city of Nazareth. It is north of the Sisters of Saint Charles Borromeo Convent, and near the Maronite Church of the Annunciation and Ecumenical Christian Child Care Center. It can be accessed only by foot down a steep road from the Carmelite convent, or above the Synagogue church. This type of walkway is typical of small alleys in Nazareth and other Arab villages in Israel. The church is locked most of the time, but can be visited upon request.
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  • I must say that I found a dirty Israel and this left me very stupid... "I think it's a good thing that we're going to be able to do that," he said. I didn't visit Tel Aviv. but I doubt it changes anything... I don't know in the hot months what kind of inftions you can take... mountain of waste on main roads. Alleys.. souks and mediums. Far-fetched stuff... Peter's canteen on the lake is suggestive.
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  • It is sobreecogedro to touch the water of the lake of Tiberias or Sea of Galiciea, to whose shore is the "Mensa Christi", ie the "table" on which Jesus, once resurrected, met with his disciples and ate of the fishing of the lake of Tiberias. You can touch the rock on which, Ssegún the Gospels, were Jesus Christ and his disciples.
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  • Historical building, hostel near by
  • He ask them : Do you have something to eat?
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