Day 7, Jan 15

Today we entered Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus, passing Rachel's Tomb to visit the Church of the Nativity. We had Mass at St. Catherine's and then visited the grotto beneath the altar of the Church of the Nativity. We stopped at the Shepherd's Fields. for a teaching by Jeff and shopped at Khando's store. At a wonderful lunch spot we were treated with some bedouine dancing. Several joined in! After dinner, Emily gave a talk about the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, which we will visit as a group tomorrow.