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Mount of Beatitudes



The Church Mount of Beatitudes





The Church Mount of Beatitudes

 Mount of Beatitudes According to the tradition, the Mount of Beatitudes is the place where Jesus gave his important sermon on the mountain to the multitude that assembled to see and hear him, the sermon has 9 verses, each starting with Blessed the. or in Latin  Beati . The Latin word gave this hill its name Beati tudes. In this place is a Roman Catholic Franciscan church, monastery, hostel, gardens, farm and a visitors center. The beautiful Basilica of the Church of Mount of Beatitudes was built during the 1936 1938 to a design of the Italian famous church architect, Antonio Barluzzi. The following photo shows the church from the north-east side, where the visitors enter.

Another view from the south west side, The interior of the church, from the side of the sea of Galilee, is seen in the following photo. The verses and symbols related to the sermons are written on mosaics on the floor of the church and around the altar, some of the marble stone excerpts from Matthew, in this case Mt 5:10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven,

Matthew 5 3:11
The sermon on the mount focuses on 9 verses:

Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.