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    by machomikemd Written Sep 20, 2013

    This tip will be on the lush Gardens on the Roman Catholic Side of the Shepherd's Fields.

    On the Roman Catholic Part of the Shepherd's Field in Beit Sahour, there is a large chapel and a cave of which there are ruins of an ancient Byzantine Church where Saint Helena built and upon the church ruins are the cave where there are Dioramas of the Shepherd's field with nativity scenes. The Cave and the Chapel are under the Custody of the Franciscan Order of the Roman Catholic Church. There is also a large chapel at the front of the Cave where you can sing Christmas Carols like silent night as the Chapel has a high dome with good acoustics.

    Catholic Shepherds' Fields Church:
    Mornings Daily — 8:00 am - 11:30 am
    Afternoons Daily — 2:30 pm - 5 pm

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    by machomikemd Written Sep 20, 2013

    This tip will be on the Chapel in the Roman Catholic Side of the Shepherd's Fields.

    On the Roman Catholic Part of the Shepherd's Field in Beit Sahour, there is a large chapel and a cave of which there are ruins of an ancient Byzantine Church where Saint Helena built and upon the church ruins are the cave where there are Dioramas of the Shepherd's field with nativity scenes. The Cave and the Chapel are under the Custody of the Franciscan Order of the Roman Catholic Church. There is also a large chapel at the front of the Cave where you can sing Christmas Carols like silent night as the Chapel has a high dome with good acoustics.

    Catholic Shepherds' Fields Church:
    Mornings Daily — 8:00 am - 11:30 am
    Afternoons Daily — 2:30 pm - 5 pm

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    • Religious Travel
    • Museum Visits

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    by machomikemd Written Sep 20, 2013

    This tip will be on the Cave with a Chapel in the Roman Catholic Side of the Shepherd's Fields.

    On the Roman Catholic Part of the Shepherd's Field in Beit Sahour, there is a large chapel and a cave of which there are ruins of an ancient Byzantine Church where Saint Helena built and upon the church ruins are the cave where there are Dioramas of the Shepherd's field with nativity scenes. The Cave and the Chapel are under the Custody of the Franciscan Order of the Roman Catholic Church. There is also a large chapel at the front of the Cave where you can sing Christmas Carols like silent night as the Chapel has a high dome with good acoustics.

    Catholic Shepherds' Fields Church:
    Mornings Daily — 8:00 am - 11:30 am
    Afternoons Daily — 2:30 pm - 5 pm

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    • Historical Travel
    • Museum Visits
    • Religious Travel

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Bayt Sahur Transportation

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    by machomikemd Written Sep 20, 2013

    day tours from Jerusalem to Bethlehem includes a short stop to the biblical Shepherd's Fields in the Town of Beit Sahour, just 3 kilometers and 5 minutes drive from the Church of the Nativity along the winding roads of the Judean Mountains. Depending on the Tour or branch of Christianity, the tour will stop at either the Roman Catholic Shepherd's Field location or the Greek Orthodox Shepherd's Field Location and then after a few minutes, will motor back to Bethlehem for the rest of the day and back to Jerusalem.

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    by machomikemd Written Sep 20, 2013

    Favorite thing: Beit Sahour is the nearest town in Bethlehem, about 3 kilometers away from the Church of the Nativity and a 5 minute drive. the small town is the alleged Biblical Shepherd's Field location and in fact, there are two locations being disputed by the Roman Catholic Church and the Greek Orthodox Church as the location and both build Churches and Chapels on the site and Christian Pilgrims can either visit one or both. The main activity in the town is Tourism and the town is one of the rare areas of the west bank where the population is majority christian.

    Fondest memory: The location of the Sheperd's Fields

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