Dreaming of the Middle East


The Star of Bethlehem, Church of the Nativity. Marking the spot determined by Helena, mother of Constantine, as the birthplace of Jesus.

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StephanieD said…
Oh, wow - I never knew that!
Brief comment (because I could go on and on)--Helena visited the area in 326, on a mission to identify the likely locations of Jesus' birth, ascension, etc. She had some churches restored and others built.

I don't know why we don't hear more about her, especially since her son's faith likely came through her.

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