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Feast in Manger Square: Christmas tree is lit in Bethlehem

There was a festive atmosphere in Bethlehem’s Manger Square. A large crowd filled the square in front ‎of the Basilica of the Nativity for the Christmas tree lighting celebration on December 3. Read More >>

From all the Holy Land “We came to worship Him” ‎

Every year, the friars of the Custody organize a Franciscan march in summer. Two weeks ‎before ‎Christmas, they gathered youth in Bethlehem from all over the country so as to keep in ‎touch‎. Read More >>

The Latin Patriarchate shares the ‎unspeakable pain of the Coptic Church

A bomb attack claimed the lives of at least 25 Coptic Christians gathered for ‎Sunday Mass, December 11, 2016, in the Orthodox Church of St. Peter and St. ‎Paul, ‎adjacent to the Cairo Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, currently under renovation. Read More >>

Hundreds of Children Arrive in Bethlehem as part of “Bethlehem Heart of ‎Christmas”‎

On Friday, December 16th, 350 children from around Palestine visited Bethlehem’s holy ‎sites to learn first-hand about Palestine’s living Christian heritage. ‎The event was part of the Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation’s 12th Annual ‎‎“Journey to Bethlehem.” ‎ Read more >>

Saint Nicholas Day Celebration in Beit Jala

Thousands of people from Bethlehem district come to Beit Jala St. Nicholas Day Celebration ‎on Monday, December 19th honoring the town's patron saint. Beit Jala is a Palestinian ‎Christian city in Bethlehem district located at 1.8km west of Bethlehem city. Read more >>

Three New Deacons for the Holy Land

On Sunday, December 11, 2016, the Apostolic Administrator ordained three new ‎deacons for the Diocese of Jerusalem in the Church of the Annunciation in Beit ‎Jala. Many  priests, family members and faithful came to witness the ordination of ‎three new transitional deacons.‎ Read more >>

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