Christmas Stories from Bethlehem, Palestine
As the Christmas season approaches, I want to recommend a channel that inspired and informed me so much while I was completing my Master's research earlier this year.
Follow this podcast. It's called Stories from Palestine, and you can follow it on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, or wherever you listen to podcasts. (Listen on Apple Podcasts)
Listen to the voices of Christian Palestinians in Bethlehem, and hear their stories about how they celebrate Christmas.
2:30 Meet two Christian Palestinians
3:15 Star Street
5:23 Bethlehem's history as a Christian town
7:10 How do Palestinians celebrate Christmas?
9:00 What happens on Christmas Eve?
9:30 Mass at the Roman Catholic Church
19:30 Syriac Orthodox Church
30:10 The Manger Square
35:00 The Humble Door
37:50 The Grotto
43:00 Saint Catherine Church
44:30 Christmas wishes from Christians in Palestine
Was Jesus born in a stable or a cave?
Bethlehem from the view of a child. Here is a short video from a Palestinian child's perspective that explores some of the historic sites in Bethlehem from the very first Christmas. This video is made by the daughter of Kristel, who hosts the Stories from Palestine podcast.