Tabgha is the traditional site of the miracle of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes. The site’s name is derived from the Greek name Heptapegon (“seven springs”). The seven springs that emerged at Tabgha (today only six have been discovered) produced water warmer than that of the Sea of Galilee. This warmer water helped the production of algae, which in turn attracted the fish. Fishermen thus have frequented this area for thousands of years.
Tabgha Priory, Lake of Gennesaret
The members of the Church have prayed and worked at Tabgha on the shores of the Sea of Galilee since 1939. Their main task is to take care of the The Church of the Multiplication of Loaves and Fishes. The property belongs to the German Association of the Holy Land.
Times of Opening
Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Access only 15 before closing.
Sunday: Only fot the Eucharist at 9 a.m.
Times of Worship
|Sunday and major feast days||On workdays|
|6.30 a.m.||Lauds||5.45 a.m.||Laude|
|9 a.m.||Eucharist||6.30 a.m.||Eucharist|
|6 p.m.||Vespers||6 p.m.||Vespers|
|8 p.m.||Compline (or Vigils)||8 p.m.||Compline|