By car, Bethlehem is half-hour drive on Israel’s Route 75 from Nazareth. But 2,000 years ago, a young couple undertook the trip by donkey. To complicate matters, the lady was pregnant, ready to give birth at any minute, and as she jostled along on the family donkey, her husband walked along beside her.
The historic 1902 Laurel Hill Presbyterian Church, one of the region’s few examples of carpenter Gothic wooden church architecture, is dressed in its Advent finery for the 2022 annual Living Nativity.
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