FIRE BROKE OUT AT BETHLEHEM DIVINE CAVERN

May - June 2014 On the morning of Tuesday the 14th/27th of May 2014, the Divine Cavern of Bethlehem was found damaged by fire. The damage was discovered by Orthodox Archimandrite f. Theophanes at 3:00 am of the aforementioned day, on his way towards Censing and the Matins Service. Approaching from the south gate of the Cavern, ...

Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania nominates Bishop Mark

BETHLEHEM, PA [OCA] 18/1/14 His Grace, Bishop Mark of Baltimore, was nominated to fill the vacant Episcopal See of the Diocese of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania at a special Diocesan Assembly at Saint Nicholas Church here on Friday evening, January 17, 2014. Bishop Mark has served as the Diocese’s Administrator since 2012.  His name will be forwarded to ...

Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity undergoes biggest repair in 600 years

By Daniela Berretta, The Associated Press - 14/12/13 BETHLEHEM, Palestine - As visitors descend upon Bethlehem this holiday season, they will notice a different look for the Church of the Nativity. Wrapped in scaffolding, the basilica located at the site traditionally regarded as Jesus' birthplace is undergoing a much-needed facelift after 600 years. Experts say that water ...