Christmas celebrations at Dormition Abbey in Jerusalem, December 2017. Peter Mahall / Dormition Abbey, Jerusalem

The German Priest Who Celebrates Christmas in Jerusalem – but With Jews

When Father Nikodemus opens the doors of Dormition Abbey on Christmas Eve, a long line will be waiting to get in for midnight mass. But you won’t find many Christians there

Taking a picture of Father Nikodemus is a challenging task in the final days before Christmas. As the Benedictine monk poses in his black robe at Dormition Abbey in Jerusalem, a pilgrim approaches him every...

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