All Day Bethlehem!
by Steve Ray on January 2, 2023
The bells of St. Xavier Church woke up Jerusalem this morning. We headed off down the Hebron Road to Bethlehem, the same road traveled by the patriarchs and prophets, kings in the Holy Family.
We entered through the wall into Bethlehem and took our group to the beautiful Olivewood store for the purchase of religious items. Fun was had by all including listening to the Our Father sung in Aramaic, the language of Jesus.
Then we went to Mass in a cave at Shepherds Field where the Angels announced the good news on that first Christmas Eve. From there we had Shawarma‘s sandwiches for lunch and visited the Church of the Nativity to touch the birthplace of Christ.
Following that we went to dinner at the Grotto Restaurant and had the Passover lamb and everyone danced. Dancing on separate video.