Church Of The Beatitudes Israel Rarity movie on the church of the Beatitudes where Jesus Christ made the mircale with the fish and the bread. The Beatitudes (from Latin beatus, meaning “blessed” or “happy”[1]) is the beginning portion of the Sermon on the Mount of the Gospel of Matthew. Some are also recorded in the Gospel of Luke. In the section, Jesus describes the qualities of the inhabitants of the Kingdom of heaven and indicates how each is or will be blessed. The Beatitudes do not describe many separate individuals, but rather all the specific characteristics each must have to experience heaven. Biblical scholar and author Andrej Kodjak has stated that this opening of the sermon was designed to shock the audience as a deliberate inversion of standard values, but this shock value has been lost today due to the commonness of the text.[2] The blessed nature that these characteristics endow is not meant to be considered from a worldly perspective, but from a psychological perspective. The word traditionally translated into English as “blessed” or “happy” is in the Greek original ???????? (makarios). A more literal translation into contemporary English may be “possessing an inward contentedness and joy that is not affected by the physical circumstances”. The Beatitudes imply that people not normally considered blessed on Earth are in fact blessed by God and will experience the Kingdom of Heaven. These verses are quoted early in the Divine Liturgy of John Chrysostom as part of the