This is the church in Cana, where Jesus did his first miracle of turning water into wine.

It was very dark, so the pictures are fuzzy mostly, sorry.

Along the wall as you walk to the church, they have a long plaque telling the story:


The church, like many others, is built over the ruins of what the crusaders built:


Underneath that, they have found evidence of the original synagogue that was probably where the wedding took place:



They even have found one of the wine vats, this one being one of the six that contained the water turned into wine. They are not pitchers, but the reservoir from which the pitchers would have been filled:



And across the street, they gave us some wine from Cana, because you can’t go to Cana without drinking wine… Except ours was “no alcohol juice for the more-moins”.


It was very sweet, like the grape, not sweet like sugar the way it is in America.

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I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 2009. I serve as a Chaplain, and work as a counselor. I got bilateral cochlear implants in 2010, but will always love sign language. I choose books over television, and organics over processed. Nothing is as close to flying as ballroom dancing - except maybe running, when in the solo mood. I would rather be outside than anywhere else, especially at the river riding my bike or kayaking. PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy, and currently doing a post-doc in Jewish Studies and an MDiv in Pastoral Counseling. The best thing about Emily World is that it's always an adventure, even if (not so) grammatically precise. The only thing better than writing is being married to a writer. Nathan Christensen and I were married in the Oklahoma City temple on 13 October 2012, and have since fostered more than eighty-five children. We have adopted the six who stayed, and are totally and completely and helplessly in love with our family. Nathan writes musical theater, including "Broadcast" (a musical history of the radio) and an adaption of Lois Lowry's "The Giver". He served his mission in South Korea, has taught song-writing in New York City public schools, and worked as a theater critic for a Tucson newspaper. This is not an official Web site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


Cana — 1 Comment

  1. If you go to a winery here in the USA, and ask for grape juice, most of them make at least one kind. It is delicious, and does not have added sugar, and its about $5./bottle.