Events at St. Jude
Capernaum was a fishing village in the time of the Hasmoneans. Located on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee, Capernaum is cited in the Gospel of Luke and the gospel of John where it was reported to have been the home of the apostles Simon Peter, Andrew, James and John, as well as the tax collector Matthew.
Among Christians and other students of the New Testament, Cana is best known as the place where, according to the Gospel, Jesus performed his first public miracle, the turning of a large quantity of water into wine at a wedding feast (John 2:1-11) when the wine provided by the bridegroom had run out.
Much of the ministry of Jesus occurred on the shores of Lake Galilee. In those days, there was a continuous ribbon development of settlements and villages around the lake and plenty of trade and ferrying by boat. The Synoptic gospels of Mark (1:14–20), Matthew (4:18–22), and Luke (5:1–11) describe how Jesus recruited four of his apostles from the shores of Lake Galilee: the fishermen Simon and his brother Andrew and the brothers John and James.
In a time when cynics say that true love happens only in romance novels, Joan and John Applewhite blew away the naysayers by renewing their marriage vows on their 45th anniversary. On December 29th, 2012, at the St. Jude Chapel in downtown Dallas, Joan and John Applewhite, after 45 years once again recited their marriage vows promising “to love and to hold, for richer or poorer, till death do us part” to each other with Father Jonathan officiating.
The Church of the Annunciation sometimes also referred to as the Basilica of the Annunciation is a two-story building constructed in 1969 over the site of an earlier Byzantine-era and then Crusader-era church. The church was established at the site where it is traditionally believed that the the Annunciation took place.