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Lehigh acquires First Moravian Church for demolition and university expansion

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On December 18, 1962 Lehigh's Brown and White newspaper ran a short story about the acquisition of the First Moravian Church at Packer Ave. and Webster St.

Cathedral Church of the Nativity, 1894


This is a photo of the Cathedral Church of the Nativity, located at the south end of the Hill-to-Hill Bridge. The photo is from an 1894 book of images called "Bethlehem, Pa Photo-gravures" published by The Albertype Company.

St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church

“Oh, we were poor, but we were proud” –Anna Hertz

Advent at St. John's


Many congregants of St. John's celebrate the Advent season with uniquely "Windish" traditions.  Watch the video below to learn more about these traditions, including Christmas Eve and Three Kings Day services, from congregant Frank Podleiszek (2007).

The Iglesia Esperanza for Bethlehem

The Iglesia Esperanza for Bethlehem, a mission church, meets at St.

Church Building Photos


These photographs were taken in 2008, by John Simitz. The photographs were issued to Lehigh University by Ken Raniere, courtesy of the South Bethlehem Historical Society.




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