800 Years of Nativity Scenes: A Celebration in Norris Point

Dianne Burden

This Advent, the Church of the Good Shepherd in Norris Point displayed a beautiful variety of nativity scenes provided by parishioners. Some of the scenes came from different parts of the world, including Russia, Maldova, and the West Bank.

This year we celebrate 800 years of nativity scenes.

St. Francis of Assisi is credited with creating the first live nativity in 1223 in a small grotto near an Italian village called Greccio, where he preached about the birth of baby Jesus.

Thank you to all who provided the nativity scenes and those who helped create a beautiful display.

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