As Christmas approaches, churches all over the world put up outdoor Nativity scenes for their neighbors to enjoy, and to perhaps reflect on the meaning of this annual feast. As the old adage goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. Born into poverty, Jesus Christ identifies with the brokenness and spiritual hunger of humanity.
I create my own queer Nativity scenes for the Christmas season. One has two Marys at the manger with the baby Jesus, and the other features two Josephs with the Christ child. I put Mary with Mary and Joseph with Joseph—just like putting two brides or two grooms on top of a wedding cake!
A Vatican gendarme stopped her from taking the statue and she was detained. The incident happened about two hours before Pope Francis delivered his Christmas message to some 50, people in the square. A Femen activist staged a similar action on Christmas Day but managed to take the statue out of the crib before she was arrested.
Lithuania's government and researchers in the capital Vilnius announced on Friday that they sent Francis a nativity scene that is invisible to the naked eye. The scene is a replica of the life-sized creche located in Cathedral Square in downtown Vilnius. Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite posted a picture on Twitter of herself using a microscope to view a copy of the one that was sent to Francis earlier this month.
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Sometimes the most important and impressive things are invisible to the naked eye, but we all know that they are real and true. In this picture you can see an exact replica of the Nativity Scene at Cathedral Square, which has been reduced to nanoscale dimensions, making it invisible to the human eye. In this nanoscale, Baby Jesus is smaller than the a human cell!
American Nativity Scene. The American Nativity Scene is dedicated to the display of Nativity Scenes in every state capitol throughout the United States during the Christmas season. Our message over the past 7 years remains simple but powerful— Keeping Christ at the center of the Christmas Season.
The Nativity Scene is one of the most endearing Christmas traditions in the Catholic Church, recalling the conditions in which the Redeemer was born. Its origin goes back to Christmas to Saint Francis of Assisi. The saint wished to celebrate the birth of the Divine Redeemer in a more solemn way and to increase devotion among the faithful. He resolved to do a dramatic reenactment of that sublime event and thus produced the first Nativity Scene on record.
NCRegister pic. The center of the scene are the traditional figures representing the birth of the baby Jesus. One of those works of mercy — clothing the naked — has drawn particular attention because the naked figurine is surprisingly hot.
This nativity scene is so small it can fit inside the eye of a needle — invisible to the naked eye. He is accompanied in the stable by Mary, Joseph, the Three Kings, Melchior, Caspar, Balthazarthree shepherds, a camel, a bull, a donkey, two sheep, and the manger. Then each of the 15 individual sculptures were painstakingly built up with a 3D printing technique.