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More Nativity Paintings from around the World

Four years ago on Christmas Day I posted a selection of nativity paintings originating mainly in non-Western cultures. Each year since then that post has ranked as one of the five most-read posts on this site, with over twelve thousand views to … Continue reading

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Luke 2:19: After the Shepherds’ Visit . . .

But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart.

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Luke 2:15-18: The Adoration of the Shepherds

When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.” And they went with … Continue reading

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Luke 2:8-14: The Annunciation to the Shepherds

And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were … Continue reading

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Luke 2:6-7: The Nativity

And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them … Continue reading

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Luke 2:1-5: The Journey to Bethlehem

In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all went to be registered, each to his own town. And … Continue reading

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Luke 1:46-55: The Magnificat

 And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant. For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed; for he … Continue reading

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Luke 1:39-45: The Visitation

In those days Mary arose and went with haste into the hill country, to a town in Judah, and she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the baby leaped in … Continue reading

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Luke 1:26-38: The Annunciation

In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. And the virgin’s name was Mary. … Continue reading

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The Christmas Story in Text and Image

Starting tomorrow and going through the 26th, I’m going to post daily selections from Luke’s Gospel account of Jesus’s conception and birth, along with a piece of modern religious art for each passage. My hope is that as you read … Continue reading

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