St. Peter's Church Jaffa
In Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha (in Greek her name is Dorcas);
she was always doing good and helping the poor. About that time she
became sick and died, and her body was washed and placed in an
upstairs room. Lydda was near Jaffa; so when the disciples heard that
Peter was in Lydda, they sent two men to him and urged him, “Please
come at once!”
Peter went with them, and when he arrived he was taken upstairs to the
room. All the widows stood around him, crying and showing him the
robes and other clothing that Dorcas had made while she was still with them.
Peter sent them all out of the room; then he got down on his kneesand
prayed. Turning toward the dead woman, he said, “Tabitha, get up.”She
opened her eyes, and seeing Peter she sat up. He took her by the hand
and helped her to her feet. Then he called for the believers, especially
the widows, and presented her to them alive. This became known all
over Jaffa, and many people believed in the Lord.