Tag Archives: West Bank

Gallery: St Joseph Church, Jifna, West Bank

The town of Jifna (جفن) in the West Bank, near Ramalla, has been a Christian town since the 6th century, and remains one of the few majority Christian towns left in the Palestinian Territories. This is the Church of St Joseph, which also operates a Catholic school for the children of the village, under the direction of the remarkable Father Firas Aridah.


Gallery: Shepherd’s Field, West Bank

The Shepherd’s Field, just outside Bethlehem, is thought to be the site where Angles appeared to the Shepherds upon Jesus’ birth. Upon the site are a Greek Orthodox church and a Roman Catholic chapel, as well as numerous excavations dating from the 4th-6th centuries, which include the ruins of a monastery, cisterns, mosaics, and natural caves which were expanded and used as living quarters during the time of Christ.


Gallery: Jacob’s Well (St. Photini’s Church), West Bank

The Greek Orthodox St. Photini Church is located in the town of Nablus, in the West Bank, Israel (Palestinian Territory). Within the church is the well where it is believed Jesus spoke to the Samaritan woman in John 4:5-6. Further information is available below the gallery.