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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

 
Ecclesiastical complex on top of Mount Tabor, identified by Christians as the place whe...
Franciscan church and monastery on top of Jaffa Hill, built at the end of the 19th cent...
Catholic church of the Benedictine Fathers, built between the years 1900-1910. Accordin...
The Church of the Holy Sepulcher. According to Christian tradition, the Church of the H...
A Catholic-Greek church built in 1877 in the heart of the market in Nazareth. According...
The Baba Sali, Rabbi Israel Abuhazera, whose tomb in the Negev town of Netivot was the ...
 

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