They journeyed to Bethlehem because they needed to register for taxation.

After the Visitation, Saint Joseph and Our Most Holy Mother of God journeyed to Bethlehem because they needed to register for taxation. Saint Joseph also took with them his son from his first marriage, Saint Iakovos the Brother of the Lord.

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On their journey to Bethlehem, Our Most Holy Mother of God rested on this rock, now known as the Seat of the Virgin Mary.