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Reviewed November 19, 2013

This church is adjacent to the Church of the Nativity. Masses are held here. There are no lines. It is directly adjacent to the Church of the Nativity. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: November 2013
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

This is a fairly modern church and well taken care of. You enter through a small pleasant courtyard. Not full of people like the Church of the Nativity so it is quiet and peaceful. Not that special as compared to the Nativity.

Date of experience: September 2013
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

I was lucky enough for it to be quiet on my visit here, There was a really helpful gentleman who gave me an overview and mini tour inside.

Date of experience: July 2013
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

To avoid the lineup at the Church of the Nativity, our tour guide lead us across Manger Square to St. Catherine Church which is next to the Church of the Nativity. St. Catherine Church is the church where Christmas Eve services are broadcast on TV across the world. This church has a modern feel inside with light oak wood benches and altars. I was taken with the beauty of the altar for Mary which was enveloped in lovely fresh flowers. This church isn't big like the European cathedrals. There was no mass being held when we entered; there was no clerical around asking for anything from us; pictures could be taken inside. After a brief look around, our guide escorted us to the stairwell leading to the crypt area where we descended without a wait into the historic rooms below. This stairwell, in case you are interested in using it, too, to bypass lineups, was located in the Church on a side wall close to the exit/entrance of the church. This church contrasts strongly with the Church of the Nativity run by Greek Orthodox religion next door.

Date of experience: May 2013
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Reviewed May 15, 2013

Went to Bethlehem on afternoon from Jerusalem. Church of St. Catherine is far more peaceful then the Church of the Nativity. Don't miss the beautiful bas relief of "The Tree of Jesse" when you visit.

Date of experience: May 2013
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