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Mary, Did You Know?

A totally different sound, contemporary, jazzy, and full of joyful spirit. The sound on this version is muddy, but I just totally love the Christmas pageant. Done in many many churches at this time of the year, all the characters played mostly by the children (costumes usually made by proud Moms), there are often moments of unexpected mirth as the actors replay the manger scene in Bethlehem. But watch – you’ll see what I mean.

December 24, 2008 Posted by | Arts & Handicrafts, Christmas, Music, Spiritual | 6 Comments

Once In Royal David’s City

My absolute favorite of all the beautiful Christmas music:

December 24, 2008 Posted by | Arts & Handicrafts, Beauty, Christmas, Music | 2 Comments

The Coventry Carole

In the midst of this miraculous birth, a tragedy. The wise men warn the family that they must flee, and King Herod issues an edict that all babies 2 and under will be slain. Mary tries to keep her baby quiet and hidden as they escape to Egypt:

December 24, 2008 Posted by | Arts & Handicrafts, Christmas, Living Conditions, Music, Social Issues, Travel | Leave a comment

The Wexford Carole (with slideshow)

An old Irish favorite:

December 24, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Angel Gabriel From Heaven Came Down

What would you say if you were a 14 year old unmarried virgin, and God asked you to have a baby? Mary said “yes.”

December 24, 2008 Posted by | Adventure, Arts & Handicrafts, Beauty, Christmas, Music | 3 Comments

   

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