Sunday, 25 December 2016

The nativity scene ...Our lady's Lymington

The baby Jesus was lying in his crib with his mother Mary and Joseph looking on ....

Saint Francis of Assisi is credited with creating the first live nativity scene in 1223, intending thereby to cultivate the worship of Christ, having been inspired by his recent visit to the Holy Land where he had been shown Jesus's traditional birthplace. The scene's popularity inspired communities throughout Catholic countries to stage similar pantomimes.


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