Churches Together on Pilgrimage

   Bethlehem

    The Birth of Jesus    Luke 2: 1-7  

 1In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2(This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3And everyone went to his own town to register. 4So Joseph also went up from the town of  Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. 5He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. 6While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. 

 

Manger Square     Inside the Church of the Nativity  

Inside the Church of the Nativity     Inside the Church of the Nativity 

Manger Star     St Jerome who translated the Bible from Hebrew and Greek into Latin.  

Herodion the burial place of King Herod     Herodian

Herodian     Herodion

Herodion     Inside Herodion 

Inside Herodion     Exit from the Herodion

        Villages on the outskirts of Bethlehem     Villages on the outskirts of Bethlehem

        Villages on the outskirts of Bethlehem     Looking at the Dead Sea and Jordan in the distance from the Herodian near Bethlehem