and Andrew

18 Jun

Standing at these ruins in Capernaeum, every time I heard a guide explain that this is the “house of St. Peter,” I wanted to add, “. and Andrew.” We are actually looking at the ruins of a 5th century octagonal church over the spot believed to be the house of the Peter (and Andrew). The Christian community of Capernaeum paid special attention to a square room among the ancient rocks, and commemorated the spot by building worship spaces over it. Listen to what we read in Mark 1:39 — “On leaving the synagogue he entered the house of Peter AND ANDREW with James and John.”

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