Cana (Kafr Kanna)

Greek Orthodox church commemorating the same miracle, which contains two jars, also supposedly used by Jesus.

Greek Orthodox Church

Cana (Kafr Kanna)

(John 2:1-11)

Arab village in Galilee 6 km. northeast of  Nazareth, where Jesus performed his first miracle.

Site of ancient city of Galilean Kanna, mentioned in 20th-century BCE Egyptian Execration Texts, Tell el ‘Amarna letters and in Tiglath-pileser III’s city lists.

It also was one of the cities fortified by Joseph ben Mattathias in preparation for the Revolt against Rome.

In Christian tradition, this is where Jesus performed the miracle of changing water into wine at the wedding feast as related in John 2:1-11:

Jesus Changes Water to Wine at Cana

On the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there:

And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage.

And when they ran out of wine, the mother of Jesus said unto him, They have no wine.

Jesus said unto her, Woman, what have I to do with you? my hour has not yet come.

His mother said unto the servants, whatsoever he says unto you, do it.

And there were set there six water pots of stone, after the manner of the ……..

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