Nativity scene   -  (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) A nativity scene, crèche, or crib, is a depiction of the birth...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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  • Bonsoir Nubia, je voulais vous préciser que je m'inspire de Bernard pour l'aider dans ses groupes...J'ai choisi le mot-clé «Religion» pour sélectionner et enregistrer vos diaporamas dans le nouveau groupe 'WORLD RELIGIONS'(http://www.slideshare.net/group/33-world-religions). et à d'autres groupes éventuellement....Pour gagner du temps, je vous écris le même message sur chaque présentation. Merci et Félicitations pour votre excellent et imposant travail !!!! Je vous souhaite un agréable week-end. Bises. Kate
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  • Merry Christmas dear :)
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  • some beautiful images, the simple ones I like best, telling the story of the Divine taking birth - ever inspiring , comforting, uplifting
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  • Thnak you dear friends - Merry Christmas :)))
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  • Très jolie présentation et les images sont sans pareil.Félicitations. Je vous souhaites de très bonnes fêtes de fin de l'année.
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  1. 2. Nativity scene - (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) A nativity scene, crèche, or crib, is a depiction of the birth of Jesus as described in the gospels of Matthew and Luke. While the term "nativity scene" typically includes two dimensional depictions in film, painting, printmaking, and other media, the term popularly refers to static, three dimensional, commercial or folk art dioramas, or pantomimes called "living nativity scenes" in which real humans and animals participate. Nativity scenes exhibit (at the minimum) figures representing the infant Jesus, his mother Mary, and Mary's husband, Joseph. Some nativity scenes include other characters from the Biblical story such as shepherds, the Magi, and angels. The figures are usually displayed in a stable, cave, or other structure. Sometimes the figures are displayed in or near the manger or stable. Distinctive nativity scenes and traditions have been created around the world and are displayed during the Christmas season in churches, homes, shopping malls, and other venues, and occasionally on public lands and in public buildings. The Vatican has displayed a scene in St. Peter's Square near its Christmas tree since 1982 and the Pope has for many years blessed the mangers of children assembled in St. Peter's Square for a special ceremony. The White House exhibits an 18th century Italian presepio during the Christmas season. Folk art traditions in Europe include the hand-painted santons of France and the colorful szopka of Poland. Birth of Jesus A nativity scene takes its inspiration from the accounts of the birth of Jesus in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke. Luke's narrative describes an angel announcing the birth of Jesus to shepherds who then visit the humble site where Jesus is found in a manger. Matthew's narrative tells of Magi who follow a star to the place where Jesus dwells, and indicates that the Magi found Jesus around two years after his birth rather than on the exact day. Matthew's account does not mention the angels and shepherds, while Luke's narrative is silent on the Magi and the star. With no basis in scripture, however, three dimensional nativity scenes usually bring the shepherds and the angels of Luke together at the manger with Matthew's Magi and the star. Further, and without scriptural basis, the ox and the ass are present at the manger as well as other animals such as sheep, goats, and camels. Origins and early history St. Francis of Assisi is credited with creating the first nativity scene in 1223 at Greccio, Italy, in an attempt to place the emphasis of Christmas upon the worship of Christ rather than upon secular materialism and gift giving. Staged in a cave near Greccio, St. Francis' nativity scene was a living one with humans and animals cast in the Biblical roles.Pope Honorius III gave his blessing to the exhibit. Such pantomimes became hugely popular and spread throughout Christendom.Within a hundred years every church in Italy was expected to have a nativity scene at Christmastime.Eventually, statues replaced human and animal participants, and static scenes grew to elaborate affairs with richly robed figurines placed in intricate landscape settings. Charles III, King of the Two Sicilies, collected such elaborate scenes, and his enthusiasm encouraged others to do the same. A tradition in England, United Kingdom involved baking a mince pie in the shape of a manger to hold the Christ child until dinnertime when the pie was eaten. When the Puritans banned Christmas celebrations in the 17th century, they also passed specific legislation to outlaw such pies, calling them "Idolaterie in crust". Clic 

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