Sunday, 19 March 2023

Birthplace of Jesus: Church of the Nativity and the Pilgrimage Route, Bethlehem

This is the place where is believed that Jesus was born

Church of the Nativity
This postcard was sent by Debora

The Church of the Nativity is a basilica located in BethlehemWest Bank. The church was originally commissioned in 327 by Constantine the Great and his mother Helena over the site that is still traditionally considered to be located over the cave that marks the birthplace of Jesus of Nazareth

Church of the Nativity

The Church of the Nativity site's original basilica was completed in 339 and destroyed by fire during the Samaritan Revolts in the 6th century. A new basilica was built 565 by Justinian, the Byzantine Emperor, restoring the architectural tone of the original. 

Bells of Bethlahem
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The site of the Church of the Nativity has had numerous additions since this second construction, including its prominent bell towers. Due to its cultural and geographical history, the site holds a prominent religious significance to those of both the Christian and Muslim faiths. - in: wikipedia

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