Christendom in all its diversity converges in the Holy Land at Christmastime. The various sects — Roman Catholic, Greek Orthodox, Protestant, Copt, Arab Christian, Armenian, and Syrian — share a timeless legacy of persistence and determination in their devotion that "Christmas in the Holy Land," produced in 1971, reflects. Narrated with scriptural references and filled with images of Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Nazareth and other places holy to Christians, the film examines the ways in which the many branches of Christianity have come to celebrate the birth of Christ in a land to which Jews and Muslims also lay spiritual claim. It closes with a passage from Psalm 122 that begins, "Pray for the peace of Jerusalem." Produced by Krosney Productions, Ltd. Directed by Herbert Krosney. 29 minutes.
Grade Levels: 6 to 12