Worshippers sang “Silent Night” and carried candles as they marched from Christmas Lutheran Church to the International Center of Bethlehem along the city’s ancient cobblestone streets.
Preaching at the Christmas Eve service was Dr. Uwe Gräbe, propst of the the German-speaking congregation of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, Jerusalem. Also presiding at the service were Bishop Munib Younan, Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb and Rev. Mark Holman.