Bethlehem, Israel - State of
ORTHODOX PRIESTS MARCH DURING THE ORTHODOX CHRISTMAS PROCESSION IN BETHLEHEM.
Orthodox priests march in the entrance hall of the church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, considered to be the birthplace of Jesus during the annual Orthodox Christmas procession, January 6. Patriarchs from 14 countries, including the Holy Land are gathered to celebrate the Christmas in Bethlehem on January 7. The only Patriarch that did not arrive in Israel is the Syrian.