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St. Mary Church

On the main street in the middle of Beit Jala, not far from the Patriarchal Seminary Building, is the Church of the Virgin Mary

It was built in 1862 by the Orthodox Patriarch Cyril II and is the largest in Beit Jala with a capacity of up to 1000 people.
Inside the church there are many beautiful hand paintings on the walls of the church represents different saints and different stories from the Bible.
The church also houses a stone on which St Mary supposedly slept while fleeing to Egypt to avoid Herod’s persecutions.

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