Tuesday, May 11, 2021 UTC

APRIL 12: COMMEMORATION OF THE WEDDING FEAST AT CANA

 

On April 12th we commemorate “the miracle that our Lord Jesus Christ had performed at the wedding, in Cana of Galilee. Cana was a town in Galilee northeast of Nazareth, where the Lord Jesus Christ miraculously turned water into wine at a wedding feast. This miracle of turning the water into wine is known as the first miracle the Lord Jesus Christ performed following His Holy Baptism in the Jordan River by St. John the Baptist.

In the Holy Gospel of St. John the Apostle, 2:1 it is written, “On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there.” The wedding took place three days after the call of the first disciples (originally followers of St. John the Baptist); namely St. Andrew, St. John, St. Simon Peter, St. Philip, and St. Bartholomew. Bartholomew, among the first called to follow the Lord Jesus Christ, and one of the twelve apostles, had been known as “a man of Cana”.

The miracle performed at the wedding in Cana is denoted as the first of seven signs performed by the Lord Jesus Christ according to the Holy Gospel of St. John. The second sign, the healing of a nobleman’s son, also occurred in the setting of Cana of Galilee.” From the Coptic Orthodox Church of Southern U.S. – https://suscopts.org/resources/literature/253/foreordination-tothe-transformation-of-the-bread-a/ )