Friday, March 9, 2012

The Church of the Nativity

The Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem was one of the most crowded sites we visited during our trip to the Holy Land.  It is controlled by three Churches so gaining access can sometimes take a while.  It took a long time to enter the crypt, where there is a cave.  This cave, tradition holds, is the birthplace of Christ. 

I was not sure what to expect and was a little surprised.  A little taste of it is shown in the video.

Needless to say, the atmosphere was not very conducive to quiet contemplation on the significance of where we were and why we were there.

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