My Turn: Let us make room in our hearts

...afternoon of Dec. 24, pilgrims process through the streets, re-enacting the search by the Mary and Joseph for lodging in Bethlehem. The procession is usually at night and is led by a man and a women (or a boy and girl) dressed as Joseph and Mary (sometimes...
Rainy Day Reads: Christmas traditions

...Christmas Bear" by Stickland20. "The Christmas Promise" by Smith21. "The Legend of the Poinsetta" by dePaola22. "Bethlehem's Busy" by Adams23. "The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey" by Wojciechowski24. "Christmas Magic" by Garland25...
Frankincense and myrrh more than just historic scents

Remember the three wise men who came from the east, bearing gifts for an infant lying in a manger in Bethlehem? The gifts were gold, frankincense and myrrh. Gold, we know about. But what about the other two? For years I was mystified...
Wondering about the real stars

...prominent place inside most homes. Many of them will be topped by an ornament that's supposed to represent the star of Bethlehem. But if we look past its symbolic origins, we might see much more than a spiritual icon. According to the Christian tradition...
Sports On TV

...AustraliaBOXING5 p.m., NBCSN - Heavyweights, Tomasz Adamek (49-2-0) vs. Vyacheslav Glazkov (16-0-1), at Bethlehem, Pa.5 p.m., SHO - Heavyweights, Deontay Wilder (30-0-0) vs. Malik Scott (36-1-1); champion Danny Garcia...
Joe Tompkins teammates

...Tyler Carter (Topton, Pa.); Chris Devlin-Young (Bethlehem, N.H.); Ralph Green (Brooklyn, N.Y.); Gerald...Colo.), five-time Paralympian Chris Devlin-Young (Bethlehem, N.H.), four four-time Paralympians, eight three-time...
Sports On TV

...same-day tape)BOXING4 p.m., NBCSN - Heavyweights, Bryant Jennings (16-0-0) vs. Andrey Fedosov (24-2-0), at Bethlehem, Pa.1 p.m., ESPN2 - Jundy Maraon (15-0-1) vs. Juan Carlos Payano (13-0-0) for vacant WBA Interim title...
The needs of Christmas

...I cannot help but to think of Mary and Joseph in need at the time of Jesus' birth and finding themselves in the stable in Bethlehem. During the Christmas season our society gives particular emphasis to reaching out to those who are poor and in need. Care...
Orthodox Holy Synod elects new Alaska Bishop

...assumed the pastorate of Holy Trinity Church, Pottstown, Penn., In 2009, he was assigned rector of Saint Nicholas Church in Bethlehem, Penn. He and his wife, who died in 2007, raised four children.Father David served as a graduate assistant in the Theology...
Local pastor sees Mideast conflict, deplores Israeli actions

...Shelling occurred last night again near Bethlehem in two towns, and people wonder why...Beran, 62, was in a pizza place in Bethlehem about 8 p.m., sitting with his son...organization. The younger Paul, 28, lives in Bethlehem. He has spent a total of five years...


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