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Unlike in other countries where churches are turned into mere relicts of culture, in Palestine they are actively used by the local Christian community and also Moslems come to the Nativity Grotto leaving a prayer for Mary and Jesus. Thus, why not attend a local mass in one of Bethlehem?s numerous churches. Regardless of your denomination, you will be more than welcome to attend and visit. For example in the Nativity Grotto, services are held in Italian from 5 AM (winter) and 6 AM (summer) regularly. You may refer to www.cicts.org for an updated masses schedule.