Church of Seven Apostels

Greek Orthodox church located near the shore of the Sea of Galilee at Capernaum (Kfar Nachum). It is also known as simply the Greek Orthodox church at Capernaum. Also call the Church of the Seven Apostles.


The church, built on the site of ancient Kfar Nachum, is named for the seven apostles who lived nearby. Built in 1931 by the Greek Orthodox Patriarch built it in 1931. The church icons and incense are typical of Greek Orthodox churches. The church marks the site of the ancient village of Capernaum, which is an important place in Christianity.mThe church is situated in the north-eastern part of the ruined village, which was where the inhabitants relocated after the destruction of the old town from the time first century as a result of either the earthquake of 749 or a man-made event of the 7th or 8th century.