Beit Sahour

Beit Sahour is a town located on the east of Bethlehem. It’s reputed to be close to the place where an angel announced the birth of Jesus to the shepherds. According to tradition, St. Helena built a convent at the site, which is today known as the shepherd’s cave.

There are two enclosures in the eastern part of Beit Sahour that are claimed by different Christian denominations to be the actual “Shepherds Field”: one belonging to the Greek Orthodox Church and the other, a Catholic site, to the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land.