25 Jun 2015
Fish, Fish and more Fish
I was rather dismayed to come across a news report last weekend regarding arson at the Church of the Multiplication of Loaves and Fishes, as C and I had visited it a couple of years ago as part of C's pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
You can read about it here.
If I hadn't visited, I would have most likely missed the story altogether.
Here are some photos I took.
This is the outer quadrangle before entering the church, with an olive tree growing in the middle. From photos of the fire, I think the fire occurred on the wing to the right of my photo.
This is supposed to be the spot where Jesus laid out a breakfast of bread and fish for the Apostles, the third time he appeared to them after his resurrection.
The church built over the rock is St Peter's Primacy, on the shores of the Sea of Galilee.
Suffice to say, the cafes around here do a roaring trade in fish and chips, labelled on their menus as "St Peter's Fish", which, of course, we had to have. The fish was Tilapia.