The angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. And he came to her and said, “Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you.” But she was much perplexed by his words and pondered what sort of greeting this might be.
BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Palestinians marked the occasion of Christmas Eve on Saturday morning in the southern occupied West Bank town of Bethlehem, which is traditionally held as the birthplace of Jesus Christ.
A parade lead by the Latin Patriarch of Palestine, Jordan, and the Holy Land Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, who is also the Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate in Jerusalem, are set to arrive in Bethlehem in the afternoon and will be officially received at the Nativity Church in Bethlehem’s Manger Square.
Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas and Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah are also expected to arrive in Bethlehem later Saturday to partake in Midnight Mass.
It’s a song breaking through this fight…
UN Security Council Resolution 2334–“Condemning all measures aimed at altering the demographic composition, character and status of the Palestinian Territory occupied since 1967…”
…adopted on December 23, 2016 by a vote of 14-0 with 1 abstention.
Israeli settlements are illegal
Voting in Favor: Russia, China, Malaysia, Venezuela, New Zealand, Senegal, Spain, Uruguay, France, Angola, Egypt, Japan, UK, Ukraine
Merry Christmas to all our friends and readers!!!
The following is a news item that surfaced today in the mainstream media–basically you could say it’s the story of a woman who followed the teachings of Christ and got fired from her job for it….
BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Thousands have gathered in Bethlehem from around the world to mark Christmas Eve and to prepare for Christmas Day in Jesus’ birthplace.
Ma’an News Agency is live streaming Christmas Eve celebrations from Bethlehem’s Manger Square all day.
Click here to view. Unfortunately, you’ll have to watch a few commercials every now and then as well, but all in all a rather interesting broadcast.