For pilgrims the church feels like the best place to calm down and pray. The church is usually full with locals attending masses which make the place a special one.
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This is the other side of the church of nativity but both are VASTLY different. This church is beautiful inside and below. The courtyard is also well done.
This Catholic Church is part of Sanctuary Bethlehem, located in the northern part adjacent to the Basilica of the Nativity in Bethlehem. From this church you can entrance to the north part of the Grotto of the Nativity, Cave of St. Jerome.
Peaceful place somewhat ruined by the noise of large disrespectful tourists shepherded by money grabbing tour companies that have zero respect for the Church or other visitors. It's a place for reflection and prayer.....not taking selfies!
Must visit ! Beautiful church of st Catherine where Christmas mass takes place on the 24th evening of each year Make sure to visit st Jospeh and jerome located to the right of the church you go downstairs to see where the Bible was translated...More
This was our Arab Christian guide's parish so she showed it to us lovingly and with attention to the detail. The Church of St. Catherine is naturally overshadowed by the importance of the Basilica of the Nativity but it is an interesting temple by itself....More
I was able to get a ticket to the Midnight Mass at Christmas 2014. Tickets need to be obtained well in advance, and one needs to get to the church a couple of hours early. The Nativity Church is next door but cannot accommodate the...More
A Church located adjacent to the Church of Nativity. Managed to go in for a very brief glimpse before being kicked out at 5pm. Apparently this Church is famous for holding Mass on Christmas Eve. Aside from this, looked like an average Church with rows...More