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  • n. The birth of Jesus as described in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke.
  • n. Christmas.


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  • The Church of the Nativity is a shabby mess, the result of quarreling religious orders.

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  • So The Nativity is more accurate than many of the books that have a Jesus, Mary, and Joseph who might have come straight from a DreamWorks casting call.

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  • And although The Nativity is widely available in bookstores, it’s so popular that it may sell out well before Christmas.

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  • In 2004, Vanunu attempted to celebrate his first Christmas Eve Mass as a Christian in the Little Town of Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity, which is in OccupiedTerritory.

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  • XLVIII, 752) he calls the Nativity the parent of festivals, for, had not Christ been born, neither would He have been baptized, hoper esti ta theophania.

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  • One of the first clerics to return to the Church of the Nativity was a bishop, John the Roman.


  • Like so much of the history and landscape of the Holy Land, the Church of the Nativity is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside and enigma ... and coated over with a few centuries of legend.

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  • Near the spot of the Nativity is the rock against which the Blessed Virgin was leaning when she presented her babe to the adoring shepherds.


  • And it can best be described as a volcano in the Church of the Nativity, which is waiting to erupt, and it will erupt at any moment.

    CNN Transcript Apr 11, 2002

  • After all, the Church of the Nativity is the site where it is believed that Jesus was born.

    CNN Transcript Apr 4, 2002


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