Friday, December 29, 2017



HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018!!

The shepherds and wise men of the Christmas story hold the keys to a Happy and Prosperous New Year!  Thus we again share an updated presentation of our stained glass nativities.   Yes, you have seen them but take another look and read.

Nativity - Eglise Saint-Christophe - Charleroi, Belgium
Matthew 1:18-25

     "Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise:  When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost."
"Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a publick example, was minded to pour her away privily."
"But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thous son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost."
"And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins."
"Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,"
"Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us."
"Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife:"
"And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS."

Nativity - Eglise Saint-Didier - Asfeld, France
Luke 2: 1-7
     "And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed."
"(And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)"
"And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city,"
"And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem: (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)"
"To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child."
"And so it was, that, while they were there, the days where accomplished that she should be delivered."
"And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn."
Nativity - Eglise de Noivion-Porcein - Noivion-Porcein, France
Nativity - Eglise Saint-Martin - Saint Die des Vosges, France
Nativity - Eglise Saint-Grimonie - La Capelle, France


Nativity - Cathedral Saint-Etienne - Toul, France
Luke 2:8-20
     "And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night."
"And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid."
"And the angel said unto them, Fear not; for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people."
"For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord."
"And this shall be a sign unto you, Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger."
"And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,"
"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men."
"And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known not us."
"And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger."
"And when they had see it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child."
"And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds."
"But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart."
"Ant the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them."


Nativity - Eglise Saint-Pierre - Bastogne, Belgium

Nativity - Eglise Notre Dame - Chauny, France
Nativity - Eglise Saint-Nicolas - Signy l'Abbaye, France

Nativity - Eglise Saint-Medard - Grandpre, France
Matthew 2: 1-2, 7-11
     "Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the  king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,"
"Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him."
"Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, enquired of them diligent what time the star appeared."
"And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also."
"When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was."
"When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy."
"And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh."
Nativity - Cathedral Saint-Etienne - Toul, France

Nativity - Eglise Saint-Antoine - Les Bas Buttes, France
Nativity - Cathedral Saint-Gervais et Saint-Protais - Soissons, France
Nativity - Eglise Saint-Matthieu - Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
May we all be as wise as the shepherds and come unto our Savior Jesus Christ with haste that we may return glorifying and praising God!  May we be as humble as the wise men that we may open our treasures and offer our gifts to our Lord Jesus Christ!  May we find peace on earth, throughout the year ahead, through our goodwill towards others!

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018 !!!!

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