After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi, from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the One who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship Him.” Matthew 2:2
On Christmas Eve we have a Bethlehem Mass at 6pm, and are at St Peter’s at 11.30. Both online as well.
Midnight mass at the Nativity Church on Christmas Eve will take place but with no congregation on account of covid virus.
Priests at prayer during a Mass at the Holy Cave in the Church of Nativity in the West Bank town of Bethlehem.
The Church of Nativity, which is located in Bethlehem and houses the specific location where Jesus Christ is believed to be born, holds an annual Mass of the Nativity on Christmas Eve afternoon, evening, and midnight.
On Christmas Eve, singing those glorious words from ‘O Little Town of Bethlehem’, “the hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee tonight” has profound resonance.
Practice for the scout bands that lead festive processions has been disrupted by lockdowns but scouts say they still hope to bring a message of comfort and joy.
The journey of Joseph and Mary (near birth) to Bethlehem continues.
“While they were in Bethlehem, the time came for Mary to have her child. She gave birth to her firstborn son. She wrapped him in strips of cloth and laid him in a manger because there wasn’t any room for them in the inn.” Luke 2:6-7 #KingJesus