Monday, December 13, 2010

A Night in Bethlehem My World

My sister ,her Husband and MANY others have been working many weeks  on this wonderful activity

She was so kind to invite us to attend and take pictures too-we came in our own costumes

we had to pay taxes

before we could get past this centurion( guard of the city)
so we signed our names

and received a burlap bag of  coins to participate
one look back

then the tax collector then let us pass
to play games such as guess the spices like curry, nutmeg, and,cloves by smell,,, I guessed them all

booths of period foods
water from the woman at the well

games of the times

this man wrote my name in the ancient language if my choice

I choose Greek

mmm olives

families took their picture in the Creche

the costumes were great

people young and old enjoyed the fun


we heard the story of the star
and got to make our ornament w/ our gift to the Savior written on the back

play pin the tail on the camel

it was all fun and games

then came the serious part

the  story of the birth of the savior was acted out so beautifully

Mary and Joseph came
Jesus was laid in the manger

the angel appeared

to the shephards

then came

the three kings

all to worship the Newborn King

it was a touching depiction

of the reason

we celebrate



Sylvia K said...

What a wonderful evening! Thanks for letting share it with your through your photos! They are delightful! Enjoy your week!!


Anonymous said...

wonderful reenactment. i think this is similar to the las posadas of el salvador. we are invited to participate in one next week, just don't know if i'll be able to go. thanks for sharing.

nikko said...

Sounds like a great activity!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Wow, you guys went all out.

Arija said...

What a wonderful evening with some good traditions thrown in.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Holy pun intended...this was one super showing of the reenactment. Excellent photos.

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Auntie E said...

sound and looks like an enjoyable time for all.
Happy Ruby Day.

Tammy said...

Thank you Marcia for your photos telling the story, it brought back the feelings of that night. So glad you were there!

Kim, USA said...

I had a goosebumps looking each of your photos here. This should be the activity of all the churches all over the world. I have fun just looking at the pictures how much more to be there. Congratulations!! So loving it!

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Kimmy said...

What a fantastic activity! Great pictures. That's a great way to celebrate the Season! Merry Christmas!

Andy said...

What a special evening to help bring the spirit of Christmas into ones life.


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