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The Feast of Saint Mariam Baouardy in Bethlehem The Feast of Saint Mariam Baouardy in Bethlehem 2017-08-16 - The Holy Land is not a spiritual museum.  It is a place of living people and living faiths, and the Christian faith is no exception. More than a quarter million Christians live in the Holy Land, most of whom consider themselves to be Arab or Palestinian Christian.  Their religious denominations include... More detail
The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary 2017-08-11 - What is the Assumption of Mary? Also called “the Falling Asleep of the Blessed Virgin Mary”, the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary falls on the 15th of August every year, and it is celebrated through a feast. It commemorates the completion of the ever Virgin Mary’s earthly life and her assumption... More detail
The Milk Grotto of Bethlehem The Milk Grotto of Bethlehem 2017-08-04 - A lesser-known Christian tradition in relation to the Christmas story is that immediately after the birth of Jesus Christ, Virgin Mary, as with all mothers, nursed baby Jesus shortly after childbirth.  For reasons not entirely clear, this first act of motherhood following the Nativity of Christ occurred... More detail
The Feast of Mar Elias (Prophet Elijah) in Jerusalem The Feast of Mar Elias (Prophet Elijah) in Jerusalem 2017-07-27 - On your way from Bethlehem to Jerusalem, you pass by a place on the left, standing like a fortress on a ridge that overlooks both Jerusalem and Bethlehem.  It is located 4 kilometers to the north of Bethlehem and is only few minutes away from Mar Saba Monastery. This place is the stone church of the... More detail
Mar Saba Monastery: A City of Monks in the Judean Desert Mar Saba Monastery: A City of Monks in the Judean Desert 2017-07-20 -   Into the depth of dramatic landscape of the Judean desert, lies a monastery that’s considered by many as one of the most remote monasteries in the world. To the east of the town of Beit Sahour, there’s a place where the sense of desolation and solitude is profound, a monastery that clings to... More detail
St. Vladimir of Russia St. Vladimir of Russia 2017-07-15 - Who is St. Vladimir of Russia? To historians, Vladimir of Russia can be called many things. He is described as an empire builder, as a statesman, as a soldier, and sometimes as a leader or a even a missionary. Accordingly, historians refer to him only as Prince Vladimir. However, in Christianity, he... More detail
Beit Sahour: The City of the Shepherds in the Holy Land Beit Sahour: The City of the Shepherds in the Holy Land 2017-05-20 - Have you ever visited the city of the Shepherds ‘Beit Sahour’ in the Holy Land? Beit Sahour is a city that lies East of Bethlehem. It was the city where the angel announced the birth of Jesus Christ to the shepherds. At our workshop at Bethlehem Handicrafts in the Holy Land, our work is all about... More detail
The uses of Olive Wood The uses of Olive Wood 2017-05-20 - In their workshop, Bethlehem Handicrafts in Bethlehem, The Holy Land uses olive wood to make great and unique carvings with the best quality. Our Christian artists carve Bethlehem’s olive wood to make Holy Land Olive wood carvings. Moreover, they make carved wooden trays, olive wood salad servers,... More detail
Landscape in the Holy Land Landscape in the Holy Land 2017-05-20 - Nature in the Holy Land is one of the most wonderful green areas in the world. The landscapes in the Holy Land vary from the Mediterranean Sea to the Jordan’s river. It goes all the way from the Sea of Galilee to the valleys and mountains. It is well known that the landscape of the Holy Land is full... More detail
The Livelihood of the People in the Holy Land The Livelihood of the People in the Holy Land 2017-05-04 - People in the Holy Land are very simple and depend mainly on agriculture for their livelihood. They live by farming and raising animals.  Bethlehem Handicrafts’ family chose to live their life going in a different direction. We took Bethlehem’s olive wood carving as our profession.  At our workshop... More detail
A Gift to Remember A Gift to Remember 2017-05-04 - Once you visit the Holy Land, your feelings and emotions are evoked. The religious figures and places leave a tremendous priceless spiritual impact.  We at Bethlehem Handicrafts help you recall your outstanding and unique experience through our hand-made olive wood carvings which are made in the Holy... More detail
Celebrating Holidays in the Holy Land Celebrating Holidays in the Holy Land 2017-04-22 - The Holy Land is the most historical and religious country in the whole world that attracts the whole universe towards it. The Holy Land is the center of religions especially Christianity.  The old cities in the Holy Land mark the path of Jesus Christ’s life beginning with his birth, childhood till... More detail
A Trip to the Holy Land A Trip to the Holy Land 2017-04-18 - Have you ever taken a trip to the Holy Land? The place where Jesus Christ was born, has walked, has slept, and has preached and taught lessons? If you visit the Holy Land today, you get to visit all the cities where Jesus Christ lived his life. You can visit places starting from Beit Sahour ‘The city... More detail
Easter in the Holy Land Easter in the Holy Land 2017-04-11 - “I have come so that they may have life” John 10:10. Celebrating Easter in the Holy Land is an outstanding time of the year especially in the great city: Jerusalem. Our uniquely hand carved olive wood collection of carvings for Easter is especially made for you by Christian hands to revive this... More detail
Where did the real Santa Clause live? It’s nowhere near the North Pole! Where did the real Santa Clause live? It’s nowhere near the North Pole! 2016-12-10 - Yes, Santa Claus truly did exist!  The fanciful story of a jolly rotund man in red giving presents during Christmas is based after German and Dutch traditions of Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker of Myra-Lykia, a formerly Greek region of modern-day Turkey.  Saint Nicholas was a monk born in the late... More detail
Celebrating Christmas in Bethlehem, the Holy Land Celebrating Christmas in Bethlehem, the Holy Land 2016-11-30 - Celebrating Christmas in the Holy Land is an outstanding time of the year especially in the city of the Nativity: Bethlehem. Our uniquely hand carved olive wood collection of carvings for Christmas is especially made for you by Christian hands to revive this special time of the year. The world’s... More detail
The Story of Bannoura’s Family in the Holy Land The Story of Bannoura’s Family in the Holy Land 2014-10-14 - But I, like an olive tree in the house of God, trust in God's faithful love forever. - Psalms 52:8. Olive wood has always been an intrinsic part of The Holy land. Consequently, the Holy Land is famous for its unique olive wood carvings. Christian artists made many unique religious crafts out of the... More detail