The Wedding at Cana
The next day there was a wedding celebration in the village of Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, and Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the celebration. The wine supply ran out during the festivities, so Jesus’ mother told him, “They have no more wine.”
“Dear woman, that’s not our problem,” Jesus replied. “My time has not yet come.”
But his mother told the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”
Standing nearby were six stone water jars, used for Jewish ceremonial washing. Each could hold twenty to thirty gallons. Jesus told the servants, “Fill the jars with water.” When the jars had been filled, he said, “Now dip some out, and take it to the master of ceremonies.” So the servants followed his instructions.
When the master of ceremonies tasted the water that was now wine, not knowing where it had come from (though, of course, the servants knew), he called the bridegroom over. “A host always serves the best wine first,” he said. “Then, when everyone has had a lot to drink, he brings out the less expensive wine. But you have kept the best until now!”
Cana Village is located in the galilee just 10 km from Nazareth.
In the village you can visit the church where our Lord Jesus performed his first miracle at the wedding.
The church is run by Franciscans monks and opens daily for visitors. Inside the church you will see the ancient stone water jar that jesus used to turn the water into wine; and
you will also find many souvenir stores where you can purchase wine as a symbol to the miracle.
Cana in the Bible
John 2:1 On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus' mother was there.