Welcome to obethlehem.com; we are a group of native Christians from different denominations in the Holy Land. We are not affiliated with any religious or political institution. Our mission focuses on supporting the Christian Community in the Holy Land in response to the growing regional Israeli-Palestinian conflict and decline of the Christian minority. We support the Christian minority in the holy land through creating jobs for the youth, supporting the local artisans in Bethlehem District, and promoting tourism industry in Bethlehem.
Obethlehem is the virtual gateway to religious, historic and modern-day Bethlehem in Holy Land. It offers a comprehensive experience of today’s vital, fascinating urban center, providing unique religious, social and tourism services and bringing the Bethlehem experience to those who seek it.
At Obethlehem.com all you need to know about the people, major attractions, churches, culture and history of Bethlehem; the birthplace of the lord Jesus Christ and much more.
As we enter August 2014, my Church will enter a very special time of fasting and prayer for the Holy Mother of God, the Theotokos for the Holy Dormition, the Falling Asleep of the Virgin Mary (Aug 15/28). “You gave birth to the Salvation of the world, through which we were uplifted from earth to heights…Hail! O Ever-Blessed, Pure One, shelter and strength; rampart and fortress to those who sing: “Praise the Lord all His works and exalt Him in all the ages.” (Akathist Hymn) Read More >>
Baptist pastor Hanna Massad speaks openly about what he sees happening as he helps to shelter Gaza’s Christians and others during the current conflict.
The summer of violence in Gaza and Israel on Tuesday entered its fifth week after rockets, fired from inside Gaza, broke the latest ceasefire. After the attack, Israel recalled its negotiators from peace talks in Cairo, and Israeli forces launched new airstrikes. Read More >>
A snapshot of the Holy Land’s Christian population was revealed after Pope Francis’ and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew’s joint visit to Jordan and the West Bank last spring.
It is fascinating to note that Christians in the Holy land constitute a mosaic of communities, according to the Vatican’s official website. Read More >>
Caritas Jerusalem is making a dramatic appeal for an end to the Israeli-Hamas conflict in Gaza as the death toll climbs to more than 1300 people – overwhelmingly Palestinian. Caritas Jerusalem Director Fr. Raed Abusahliah says the conflict has also claimed its first Christian victim. Read more >>
An ancient Palestinian church has become a sanctuary for dozens of Muslims fleeing violence in the Gaza strip.
The Greek Orthodox Church of Saint Porphyrius, whose origins date back to the 12th-century, is currently home to roughly 1,000 Palestinians hoping to get out of harm's way as Israeli forces continue to strike the region. Read more >>
The world in 2014 is an ugly place. Social, political and religious unrest is dominating the news, and not just in an isolated location. Ukraine, Iraq, Gaza, the Central African Republic, Syria... the list seems endless and overwhelming. With almost no unifying theme except the age old motivators of money and power, half the planet seems to be locked in internal conflict and civil war. Read more >>
With the world’s attention focused on Gaza, Islamist militants in Iraq can perpetrate their crimes without fear of facing justice, the Anglican vicar of Baghdad has said.
Andrew White, an Anglican canon at St George’s church in Baghdad, who has served in the war torn country for ten years, said more than 1,500 people in Iraq had been executed by Islamic State extremists. Read more >>
To the attention of the United Nations and Arab League: We urge you to act immediately to save the Christian community in Iraq. Due to the radical agenda of ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria), tens of thousands of Christians have been murdered or kidnapped. Read more >>
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