ST. PETER'S CHURCH
TIBERIAS


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“You are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it.”

Mathew 16,18

DISCOVER THE SANCTUARY

The church was built around 1100 by the Crusaders. It has the form of a boat, with the apse as the prow. It symbolizes the Church of Christ resisting storms according to the divine promise that “the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it” (Mt 16,18).

Discover Casa Nova

Pilgrims’ House with 25 rooms. Also suitable for families and individual pilgrims.

DISCOVER TIBERIAS AND THE LAKE

Tiberias is one of the lowest cities on earth, -213 meters below sea level. The Lake of Galilee is also called in the Bible Genesaret or Chinneret, sometimes the Sea of Galilee.

Who we are

The Franciscan complex of the Church of St. Peter in Tiberias – the Sanctuary of St. Peter and the adjacent Casa Nova for pilgrims – has been managed since 2010 by Koinonia John the Baptist, a private association of faithful of the Catholic Church.