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“renewing wedding vows”
Review of Cana

Cana
Ranked #5 of 30 things to do in Nazareth
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Stockport Cheshire
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72 reviews
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“renewing wedding vows”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

we had the opportunity to renew our wedding vows (after 25 years of marriage) in the chapel in Cana it was amazing

Visited April 2013
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“Where Jesus turned water to wine...”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

Very disappointed that the Greek Orthodox church was closed, the Priest was probably off drinking a frappe, but we visited the Catholic Church and the village of Cana, so interesting, it just brings the Bible to life.

Visited February 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Jesus' first miracle”
Reviewed April 10, 2013

Background: The town of Cana has an important religious significance to the Christians and to the Greek Orthodox churches. According to the Gospel of John, it is the reported site of Jesus' first public miracle, when water was turned into wine during a wedding feast. It is also reported that Jesus was visiting Cana when Jesus was asked to heal the son of a royal official over at Capernaum. Now, there has been much speculation as to where this historical Cana would've been. Traditionally, scholars peg it at the modern Arab town now called Kfer Kanna, just NE of Nazareth. There are 3 other candidates, including Qana in southern Lebanon. Here, in Kfer Kanna, two churches (one Catholic Franciscan, one Orthodox) both claim to be the historical wedding site.

At present, the town of Cana is far removed from its traditional biblical image. It is modernized, commercialized and inhabited mainly by Muslims. So it is understandable that the purported wedding church has remained low-key all these years. And yet the associated elements and paraphernalia of the miracle story are still there: water cistern, bottles of wine, etc. Many couples get married in this church, receiving a certificate attesting to their wedding venue.

Verdict: There's not much to see, really. But it is interesting to visit the town, if nothing else, but for its biblical significance. Grade B+.

Visited May 2012
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Fresno, California
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“The location of the first miracle Jesus performed.”
Reviewed March 22, 2013

This church is tucked away from the busy street. You walk through a large gate which opens onto the church area. There are ruins under the church accessible by a side door. A cistern which would hold a large amount of water is on display. There are gift shops on this alley which have an abundance of souvenirs, especially Cana wine.

Visited March 2013
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Portland, Oregon
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“The way to do Cana”
Reviewed March 12, 2013

is to start at Zippori and walk the Jesus Trail through the Muslim village of Mushad and down into Cana. Cana itself is a commercialized area...with two churches claiming to be the "spot". Once again, we came up against the "place" being more important than the event....A great 10K walk if you are up for it.

Visited February 2013
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