Birthplace of Jesus: Church of the Nativity and the Pilgrimage Route, Bethlehem, Palestine

Birthplace of Jesus: Church of the Nativity and the Pilgrimage Route, Bethlehem, Palestine

Litany Lane: Wed, Dec 26, 2012 - Litany Lane Blog: Canticle, Acts 6:8-10; 7:54-59, Psalms 31:3-21,Matthew 10:17-22, St Stephen, The Presentation of Infant Jesus in the Temple, Bethlehem

Litany Lane: Wed, Dec 26, 2012 - Litany Lane Blog: Canticle, Acts 6:8-10; 7:54-59, Psalms 31:3-21,Matthew 10:17-22, St Stephen, The Presentation of Infant Jesus in the Temple, Bethlehem

The Church of the Nativity, located in the heart of Bethlehem, is the most sacred site in the Christian faith, the birthplace of Jesus Christ, marked by the Church of the Nativity. This, of course, is no ordinary church; the entryway is extremely small, while inside, visitors are exposed to a vast nave and beautiful mosaics and artwork. The Nativity Church Bethlehem is not only the oldest church in Israel, but it is one of the oldest continuously operating churches in the world.

The Church of the Nativity, located in the heart of Bethlehem, is the most sacred site in the Christian faith, the birthplace of Jesus Christ, marked by the Church of the Nativity. This, of course, is no ordinary church; the entryway is extremely small, while inside, visitors are exposed to a vast nave and beautiful mosaics and artwork. The Nativity Church Bethlehem is not only the oldest church in Israel, but it is one of the oldest continuously operating churches in the world.

The Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem is one of the oldest continuously operating churches in the world.

The Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem is one of the oldest continuously operating churches in the world.

The Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem is one of the oldest continuously operating churches in the world. The structure is built over the cave that tradition marks as the birthplace of Jesus of Nazareth and is considered sacred, primarily by Christians, but also by Muslims.

The Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem is one of the oldest continuously operating churches in the world. The structure is built over the cave that tradition marks as the birthplace of Jesus of Nazareth and is considered sacred, primarily by Christians, but also by Muslims.

Rick Steves: "Bethlehem, Palestine: Church of the Nativity." Coexistence for millenia. #Christmas

Rick Steves: "Bethlehem, Palestine: Church of the Nativity." Coexistence for millenia. #Christmas

The Door of humility - at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem,  one of the oldest continuously operating churches in the world...

The Door of humility - at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, one of the oldest continuously operating churches in the world...

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