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Bethlehem and the Wall

October 2011- West Bank bound, baby. I’m not a practicing Catholic but if you haven’t already noticed from prior blog posts, visiting holy places was one of my main priorities on this leg of my backpacking trip. 1,579 more words

Middle East

Apr. 1: Church of the Nativity to distribute clothes for displaced victims from the East Village Explosion

On Wednesday April 1, parishioners from the Church of the Nativity will be distributing donations to displaced victims from the East Village Explosion from 12 noon – 4:30 p.m. 1,280 more words

New York

A Meeting In Bethlehem

One cold, rainy, gusty February morning, a “cheroot”, call it a jitney cab, took me the five mile trip from Jerusalem to about a mile from Bethlehem.  383 more words


Bethlehem of Galilee

Both nativity stories in the New Testament have Jesus of Nazareth being born in the town of Bethlehem and most Christians have believed that the Bethlehem referred to is the small town, not far from Jerusalem, the traditional birthplace of… 1,215 more words


Disappointed in Bethlehem: Then and Now

The Christmas season is upon us.  Of course, the world thinks Christmas is already over; a few more sales and the shelves will be making way for Valentine’s Day.   484 more words


A Christmas Prayer

A hauntingly beautiful Christmas prayer…

Your brightness is my darkness.
I know nothing of You and, by myself,
I cannot even imagine how to go about knowing You.

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Bethlehem Today

Have you ever stopped to think about why we celebrate Christmas when we do? Because it’s likely that the baby Jesus wasn’t born on December 25th. 317 more words