It was a glorious dawn the day we toured the Galilee area visiting places where Christ spent the majority of his ministry. While the dramatic last events of Christ's life occur in Jerusalem, his everyday life, the calling of the apostles, the feeding the 5,000 and a multitude of miracles took place on the shores of the Sea of Galilee.
Our first stop was a small church on the north end of Galilee that commemorates Peter's Primacy--or calling as chief among the apostles and leader of the fledgling church. The modern name of the village is Tabgha, a shortening of the Greek name Heptapegon which means 7 springs. Warm springs running under the mountain empty into the northern end of Galilee attracting fish which accounts for why this area was so popular with fishermen--the job of several apostles.