The mount of Beatitudes in the Galilee
is the location in which Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount.
Beatitudes is a word that comes from the Latin meaning “blessed” or “happy”. The Beatitudes is a reference to the opening section of Jesus’ above mentioned open-air sermon (an art print of the Beatitudes is shown below). In the sermon Jesus lays out the main ideas of Christianity and morality.
The first thing you notice when coming to the Mount is that it is not a mount at all. I would say it is more of a hill that is located above Capernaum.
The view of the Sea of Galilee is spectacular. On the mount there is a Catholic church that looks Byzantine in its style of design. Also, ruins of a 4th century church were discovered down the hill – this church probably served the pilgrims that visited the mount in that era.
If you plan to visit Capernaum you might as well (especially if you are Christian) head up hill and visit the church on the Mount.
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