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Mensa Christi Church is located next to the Maronite Church along side to a spring in the so-called "Spring Neighborhood".
It is believed that Jesus and his disciples used to dine in the "Mensa-Christi" church.

The name "Albalata Church" in Arabic, as "Balata" means Slab; refers to the slab where Jesus and his disciples dined.
The slab is 12 feet long, 9 feet broad and 3 feet high.

It is believed that the monks built a church around the slab in 1781. However, the exact time in which those monks took possession of that place remains vague.
This church was razed in 1859 and was reconstructed in 1860.

A large chalk-stone rock is scored with graffiti made by countless pilgrims throughout the ages.

The church is closed these days.

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"On the north shore of the sea of Galilee"
18 May 2018
We visited this part of the sea of Galilee to remember the time when, after His resurrection, Jesus cooked fish for his disciples who were out on the lake in a boat. It is a very peaceful setting and...
"Tiny "
13 March 2018
Small church up the hill far away from tourists. Church was closed when we got there. It’s more the surroundings (mark not pretty but authentic) and the stroll that makes it of interest
"Mensa Christi, Galilee"
06 September 2017
Ideal place to get down to lake. Small church with rock extending outside. Traditional place where Jesus made meal for disciples. Perhaps room for coaches outside but otherwise you must park in...
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6126 26-40 nazareth