Nigerian pilgrims visit holy sites in Galilee, Capernaum

Nigerian pilgrims visit holy sites in Galilee, Capernaum

Nigerian pilgrims performing this year’s Christian pilgrimage to Israel on Thursday took a tour of holy websites in Galilee and Capernaum, the place Jesus is believed to have begun his Ministry.

A correspondent of the information agency of Nigeria in Jerusalem reports that the pilgrims first visited town of Tapgha and prayed on the Church of Loaves and Fishes.

The place is thought to be holy as a result of Jesus is alleged to have miraculously fed over 5 thousand folks with just five loaves and two fishes, there.

The pilgrims also went to Capernaum, the house of St. Peter and his brother Andrew, which Jesus later made his new home and base.

They prayed in the Mensa Christy Church, which is constructed on the location the place Jesus is believed to have given the key and power over the Church to Peter.

The pilgrims also took a tour of the traditional Synagogue situated in Peter’s home and visited the brand new church constructed above St Peter’s home.

NAN stories that the pilgrims then proceeded to the Mountain of Beatitudes where Jesus is believed to have delivered the Sermon on the Mount, a popular compendium on Christian residing.

They later took an hour’s boat journey to Galilee metropolis right through which they sang and danced to popular Nigerian gospel tune renditions.

NAN also experiences that the pilgrims will continue their tour on Friday with visits to the Mediterranean Sea, Mount Carmel and Haifa, amongst others.

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