Letter from Fr. John (XLVI)

Dear Magdala Family, Happy New Year! This is our first newsletter of the year, and I would like it to be about hope, great joy and abandonment in the hands of God. I have just arrived to Magdala, after two months of adventures. As I mentioned before, I made a trip to the USA and…

Second Ancient Synagogue Found in Magdala

On December 12th, 2021, the Israel Antiquities Authority together with the company “Y.G. Contractual” and the University of Haifa announced the discovery of a second synagogue in the western sector of the ancient town of Magdala. The second synagogue dates from the Second Temple period and was located in the same Magdala settlement, just 160…

Magdala through history. A Spanish nun

Several pilgrims like Egeria left behind the narrative of their pilgrimages to the Holy Land during the Byzantine era and in the first centuries of Islamic rule. However, only three of them mention, albeit briefly, the city of Magdala. A German archdeacon named Theodosius walked through Galilee in the 6th century, and made this very…