Church of the Nativity

Greek Orthodox and Armenian clergy clean the Church of the Nativity. The sovereignty of the Church of the Nativity, traditionally believed to be the birthplace of <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEHST00000165" title="Jesus Christ" href="/topic/religion-belief/christianity/jesus-christ-PEHST00000165.topic">Jesus Christ</a>, is shared by the Christian denominations, who also share the annual cleaning responsibilities.

( Getty Images / December 28, 2011 )

Greek Orthodox and Armenian clergy clean the Church of the Nativity. The sovereignty of the Church of the Nativity, traditionally believed to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, is shared by the Christian denominations, who also share the annual cleaning responsibilities.

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