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January 6-7

“…And while they were there, the time came for her to be delivered. And she gave birth to her first-born son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths, and laid him in a manger…” (Luke 2:6-7)

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“…And while they were there, the time came for her to be delivered. And she gave birth to her first-born son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths, and laid him in a manger…” (Luke 2:6-7)

Highlights of the feast

Morning of the 6th: the Patriarchal procession from the Old City to the Monastery of Mar Elias and thence to the Church of the Nativity*

via the Bethlehem checkpoint. Midnight - Divine Liturgy is held at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem*.

Related sites worth visiting:

• Shepherds Field - The sanctuary of “Kenisat er-Ruwat” in  Bet-Sahur*.

• The Milk Grotto in Bethlehem*.

• Mar Elias Monastery on the main road,

halfway between Jerusalem and Bethlehem.
 

 Sites & Attractions

 
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Ecclesiastical complex on top of Mount Tabor, identified by Christians as the place whe...
Stained glass windows created by the Jewish painter Mark Chagall for the synagogue at t...
 

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