Greek Orthodox Church of the Twelve Apostles, Capernaum
The Church of the Twelve Apostles (also called “The Church of the Apostles”) is a Greek Orthodox church located at the shore of the Sea of Galilee near Capernaum (Kefar Nachum) located close to the Capernaum National Park was established in the 1920s.
Israel and You Blog Solves Web Mix-up of Church’s Name
There is some confusion on the web regarding the name of the church and it is often called: The Greek Orthodox Church of the Seven Apostles. Those who call it the Seven Apostles say that it was dedicated to the seven apostles of Jesus who are mentioned in the Gospel According to St. John (“There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two other of his disciples.” John XXI: 2).
Some sites are completely mixed up: Church of the Seven Apostles – On the shore of the Sea of Galilee there is a Greek Orthodox monastery with a beautiful church in honor of the 12 Apostles.
Also this should not be confused with the Twelve Apostles in Port Campbell National Park, in Victoria, Australia.
I spoke with Father Irinako who is in charge of the church and he assured me that the correct name of the Church is The Greek Orthodox Church of the Twelve Apostles, Capernaum, Israel.
The Church has delightful architecture and lovely gardens with peacocks running around freely. I was lucky enough to be present when a group of German and Swiss pilgrims were singing in the garden.
Free admission ●