Friday, 25 December 2009

Gloria in excelsis Deo

As Midnight Mass gets underway in the Cathedral, here are images of this year's crib. The figure of the baby Jesus was placed in the manger at the start of Vespers a few hours ago, and the crib was then blessed.

As with recent years, the crib has been set in the baptistery, which provides a wonderful archway at the front of the scene.

From everyone at Lancaster Cathedral, a very happy Christmas to all blog readers, wherever you are in the world. May this holy season be a time of grace for all of us.