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Take a Virtual Trip to the Holy Land With These Israel Tour Pictures

The Star of Bethlehem in the Church of the Nativity marks the spot where Jesus was born

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

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The Church of the Nativity, located in the heart of Bethlehem, is the most sacred site in the Christian faith, the birthplace of Jesus Christ, marked by the Church of the Nativity. This, of course, is no ordinary church; the entryway is extremely small, while inside, visitors are exposed to a vast nave and beautiful mosaics and artwork. The Nativity Church Bethlehem is not only the oldest church in Israel, but it is one of the oldest continuously operating churches in the world.

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Collegiate Church of Mariä Geburt or the Nativity of Mary, Kloster Rottenbuch monastery in Germany. This Catholic church was built in Rococo style.

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from Mail Online

The mystery giver: Secret artist scatters hundreds of pebbles hand-painted with baby Jesus

baby Jesus rocks--- click the link for the story behind them...

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Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem, Israel. Walking down to the place where Jesus was born...

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Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem, Israel

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from Housing a Forest

Creative ways to teach kids the true meaning of Christmas

Nativity scene More

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Church of the Transfiguration, Kizhi Island, Karelia, Russia, 1714, based on a greek cross plan, with an octagon used at the crossing. Instead of a tent roof at the the Church of the Nativity, Onion domes are used (reverse curve gables - bochki). Influenced by S Sohpia in Kiev - using domes to create compartmentalized spaces invisible from the outside.

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

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