Religious Samples – Church of the Nativity (11×8.5×2 cm or 4.3×3.4×0.8″)

Religious Samples – Church of the Nativity (11×8.5×2 cm or 4.3×3.4×0.8″)

  • Contains 3 Samples from the Holy Land
  • Comes in a special box with Certificate of Authenticity
  • A special gift of faith

Bring Hope, Faith, and Inspiration to your home. Beautiful gift! Set include:

1. Holy earth from Jerusalem.

2. Holy Anointing Olive Oil pressed in Bethlehem.

3. Purifying Holy Water from Jordan River.

Keep as a spiritual keepsake. Use with prayer in the home, religious celebrations, sick room visitation and as sacraments during time of hardship.

List Price: $ 9.50

Price: $ 9.50

Tension in the Church of The Nativity (Bethlehem) In All Its Glory.

The Church of the Nativity (Arabic: كنيسة المهد‎) in Bethlehem is one of the oldest continuously operating churches in the world. The structure is built over the cave that tradition marks as the birthplace of Jesus of Nazareth, and it is considered sacred by followers of both Christianity and Islam (see Jesus in Islam). The antiquity of this tradition is attested by the Christian apologist Justin Martyr (c. 100 – 165), who noted in his Dialogue with Trypho that the Holy Family had taken refuge in a cave outside of town: Joseph took up his quarters in a certain cave near the village; and while they were there Mary brought forth the Christ and placed Him in a manger, and here the Magi who came from Arabia found Him.(chapter LXXVIII). Origen of Alexandria (185 AD–ca. 254) wrote: In Bethlehem the cave is pointed out where He was born, and the manger in the cave where He was wrapped in swaddling clothes. And the rumor is in those places, and among foreigners of the Faith, that indeed Jesus was born in this cave who is worshipped and reverenced by the Christians. (Contra Celsum, book I, chapter LI). View of The Church of the Nativity from Manger Square. The first basilica on this site was begun by Saint Helena, the mother of the Emperor Constantine I. Under the supervision of Bishop Makarios of Jerusalem, the construction started in 327 and was completed in 333. That structure was burnt down in the Samaritan Revolt of 529. The current basilica was rebuilt in its present form
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Nativity Church

Nativity Church
Image by betta design
The Nativity Church, in Bethlehem, Palestine, on the place where Christ was born.

A Igreja da Natividade em Belém, na Palestina, marca o local do nascimento de Cristo.

More info / Mais informação:…

To browse through my Jerusalem & Palestine photos using flickriver/ Para ver minhas fotos de Jerusalém e Palestina com o flickriver

Or here to see photos with descriptions / ou aqui para ler as descrições das fotos

Church of the Nativity of Our Lady (in front) – Vitoslavlitsy wooden museum, Novgorod

Church of the Nativity of Our Lady (in front) – Vitoslavlitsy wooden museum, Novgorod
Image by w0LD
It is appropriate to mention here that already in the 11th century men of other Russian lands, when speaking of Novgorodians, would call them ‘carpenters’=)
The Church of the Nativity of Our Lady from Peredki (16th century ~1531) stands out for its structural perfection. Stemming from the Kuritsko Church is the Dormition, an icon painted in the 14th century (now in the Novgorod Museum of History, Architecture and Art). The remarkable icon of St Nicholas from the Church of the Nativity, probably also belonging to the 14th century, is kept at the Hermitage (St.Petersburg).
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