Bethlehem All Day and Solemn Entry to Jesus’ Tomb
by Steve Ray on February 5, 2018
Everyone was excited to spend the day in Bethlehem because it’s like a different world. There are 4000 years of history here all the way from Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob through King David, the birth of Jesus, all the way to our own time.
Touching the birthplace of Christ is very emotional and a highlight for many people. We went shopping for olivewood, had Mass in the cave where the shepherds were on the first Christmas eve (watch homily here) and ate at the Christmas Tree Restaurant.
But the capstone of the day was the Solemn Entry with the Franciscans as we were given special entry into the tomb of Jesus Christ. Enjoy!