Modern Kfar Kana, today a small village northeast of Nazareth with a Christian and Moslem Arab population, is identified with Cana, the site of the first miracle performed by Jesus, the turning of the water into wine (John 2:1-11) at a wedding celebration.
There are a number of churches in Kfar Kana which commemorate this event. The remains of a sixth century Byzantine church, built over a crypt believed to have been the place of the wedding, can be seen under the recently renovated Franciscan church, built in 1879. Also displayed is a replica of a water jar.
Close by is a Greek Orthodox church and a chapel dedicated to the disciple Nathaniel who, when told by Philip about Jesus of Nazareth asked “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” (John 1:46).
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