Thursday, 25 December 2008

The Birth of the Saviour

First Vespers of Christmas has been sung and Midnight Mass has been celebrated: Christmas has begun. On this feast and in this season we celebrate the birth of our Saviour, Jesus Christ, the One who is both truly human and truly divine.

The crib is again placed in the baptistery, with Christmas trees close by. Many people will come and see this scene over the coming weeks; may they also take hope from the events the crib recalls.

The Cathedral looks quite magnificent, thanks to the efforts of many hours of volunteer help. This picture was taken an hour or so before Midnight Mass, with the Cathedral dressed for the feast. A happy Christmas to all Blog readers!