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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

Liturgical Year

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


Away in a Manger

Away in a manger, no crib for a bed,
The little Lord Jesus laid down his sweet head.

From the Gospel of Luke we know that Jesus was laid in a manger in Bethlehem.

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...the Manger

All my life when I pictured the birth of Jesus, I imagined it happened in a wooden stable and that the manger was made of wood and filled with hay. 578 more words