Search
 

 More From Region

 

Nativity Christmas

  /  

December 24-25

“And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger” (Luke 2:7)

On this Page:

“And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger” (Luke 2:7)

Highlights of the feast

December 24

Bethlehem*, Church of Nativity -
Noon:
The Patriarchal procession leaves from the Old City in Jerusalem to the Monastery of Mar Elias, and proceeds thence to the Church of the Nativity via the Bethlehem checkpoint. Midnight: The Midnight Mass is held at the Church of St. Catherine followed by a procession and visit to the Grotto of Nativity.

December 25

Bethlehem*: During the day, Masses are celebrated in the Church and in the Grotto. Shepherds Field*: Special Christmas Mass is celebrated at 14:00 hours. Christmas services are held in various Protestant churches in Bethlehem*, in Shepherds Field - Beit Sahour* and in Jerusalem (A,P).

Related sites worth visiting:

  • Shepherds’ field - The sanctuary of the “Gloria in Excelsis” in Bet-Sahur*.
  • The Milk Grotto in Bethlehem*.

*Under the jurisdiction of the Palestinian Authority.

 

Visiting the site/s may require special arrangements, including coordination for transportation and guides



 

 Sites & Attractions

 
​Marina Divers Dive Center - Located at Coral Beach, about five kilometers south of Eil...
Treasures in the Walls: Acre Ethnographic Museum This museum is located right inside...
Jaffa Flea Market The Jaffa Flea Market is a great place for you to hone that quintess...
Sartaba According to ancient Jewish sources, the fortress of Sartaba, whose ruins stand...
The Plain of Sodom In the midst of the dry marl plateaus of the Plain of Sodom, is an ...
Yodfat Yodfat is the site of the famous battle in the Great Revolt (66-70 CE), in whic...
 

 Accommodations

 
​Situated at the world's lowest point, on the shores of the extraordinary Dead Sea, the...
The hotel offers 34 rooms each equppied with: AC, telephone, cable television, balcony ...
Had Nes is located on the Israeli side of the slopes of the Golan
​Ideally located in the center of the city, facing Nahariya's famous beach promenade an...
Christian Events