Sunday, December 24, 2006

Hic locus sanctus est: where Christ was born...

Visit the holy sites of Christendom - today! To enter into this church, built by the Justinian in 530, and to kiss the spot where He became Incarnate...!

It was so profoundly moving for me that there are no human words to describe it, except for these: "Go for yourself soon and see, too!"

The octogonal altar put in place in the first half of the fourth century by the Empress Helena is still there. Bethlehem, which in Hebrew means "house of bread," foretold the Holy Eucharist in which Christ instituted at the Last Supper!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

JP, you are always on the highways and byways as the pilgrim - I'm stirred by your sojourn there! -BB