Bethlehem. The bright cross shaped Church of the Nativity dominates Manger Square, the site of the birth of Jesus Christ. “The most sacred place on earth”, as St. Jerome wrote. On the right stands the Church of St. Catherine with its red-tiled roof.
– Hanan Isachar and Hedva Canetti, Images of the Holy Land (St Louis, MO: Concordia, 2004).