Handcrafted Bethlehem Olive Wood Religious Gifts

Add Sat, Nov 27 - Sun, Nov 28

Khader & Mary Abusada, a Catholic couple from the Holy Land, will be visiting our parish to market olive wood hand carved religious articles made by the Christian artisans in the Holy Land. With the hostilities worsening in the Holy Land and the lack of Christian pilgrims, the outlets for the olive wood hand carvings have been closed. This has forced many Christians to leave the Holy Land in order to find other ways to market their handiwork. The absence of a living Christian community is very disastrous for the Holy sites, such as the Church of the Nativity and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.

This sale is to strengthen the Christian presence in the city of Bethlehem and the surrounding areas. All proceeds will go directly to the Christian families and the artisans who are working in this type of hand carvings.

All kinds of olive wood religious art works will be available for purchase such as: Nativity scenes, Crucifixes, figures, rosaries, etc. These are unique and not usually found in religious stores and make wonderful presents for all occasions, especially Christmas.

The price range is from $5 to $900. Checks and credit cards are welcome.