Wednesday, December 19, 2012

St. Catherine Church in Bethlehem

This church is the traditional site where Jesus appeared to St. Catherine and informed her that she will be martyred. Her body is buried on Mt. Sinai. A beautiful church built upon the foundations of a Crusader church. The front facade has a statute of St. Catherine.

St. Catherine Church is beside the Church of the Nativity and is accessible by a doorway.

A small staircase at the side of this church leads back to the grottos underneath the Church of the Nativity Church and to St. Jerome's cave.


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