Day: December 25, 2009

Room at the pub?

Thick stone pillars form a solid archway and the rough-hewn oak door opens to the sort of Nativity scene that has mesmerised people for more than 2,000 years.

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Christmas wishes

We have a few Christmas wishes here at the Café and wonder if you would like to add your own in this open thread for Christmas.

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Bethlehem has opened Eden

Bethlehem has opened Eden:

Come, let us see!

We have found joy hidden!

Come, let us take possession of the paradise within the cave.

There the unwatered stem has appeared,

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Glad tidings of great joy

In that region there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid; for see—I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: to you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, who is the Messiah, the Lord.

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