mandag den 28. december 2015

Julekrybben -- Nativity



Her i julen vil Uglemor gerne visen denne smukke julekrybbe frem. Den befinder sig i sankt Knus Lavards kirke, hvor Ugleboets indbyggere var til messe i søndags, den hellige families fest.
     Samtidig vil jeg opfordre til eftertanke over, hvor revolutionerende Kristi fødsel egentlig var. I den romerske verden havde et barn ingen værdi i sig selv, udsættelse af nyfødte var, som også i Norden - en alment anerkendt praksis. I det hele taget havde et menneskelivikke nogen absolut værdi. Det fik man lun ved at eje eller gøre noget for det. Handicappede, børn, slaver og så videre var ikke rigtige mennesker ... er vi på vej tilbage dertil?

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MotherOwl wants to show this nativity scene. It is to be found in St. Knud Lavard's church (Copenhagen, Demnark) where the inhabitants of the Owlery attended mass at the feast of the holy Family.
At the same time, I call to metitation over how revolutionary the birth of Christ was. In the Roman world a child had no value in itself, exposure of newborns was - like in the Scandimavian countries - a widely accepted practice. On the whole a human life had no intrinsic value. It got this only from what it owned or what it did. People with disabilities, children, slaves and so on were not real people ... are we heading back there?



Prayer:
God our Heavenly Father, from the moment of creation you have never ceased showing your love for us. Even when we turned away from you, you did not abandon us to the darkness of sin and death. Indeed, it was when our need was greatest that you sent us a Redeemer - your Son, Jesus - to be born of the Virgin Mary.

Bless us as we look upon this manger. May it remind us of the humble birth of Jesus and raise our minds to contemplate the awesome mystery of God made flesh.

Let this holy season fill us with hope that we might join him in the eternal Kingdom of peace in heaven. Through Christ, our Lord and Savior, who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.


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Bøn på den hellige families fest: Herre Jesus Kristus! Du lod dig føde som menneske i en familie, og ved dit ord ophøjede du ægteskabet til et sakramente, der i kraft af sit ubrydelige bånd er tegn på din kærlighed til Kirken.

Styrk alle ægtepar i deres indbyrdes troskab, skænk dem udholdenhed, når de tynges af egne eller andres fejl, og lad dem på trods af anfægtelser og svaghed bevare den en indbyrdes kærlighed, som er fuldkommenhedens bånd.

Herre og Levendegører, du Helligånd! Uden din guddomsmagt er der intet i mennesket, der holder stand mod det onde, men du gør alting nyt.

Lad alle familier erfare, at din nåde forøger glæderne, gør byrderne til at bære og giver kraft til at give og modtage tilgivelse fra hinanden.

Gør kærligheden frugtbar, både konkret og åndeligt, og bered alles sind på at tage mod livets gave uden forbehold.

2 kommentarer:

  1. Uglemor,

    Thank you for sharing the photo of the nativity scene and also the prayer. I can see a camel! Our church nativities don't have camels. I imagine the Wise Men will move closer to the stable scene and join the figures around the manger at the feast of the Epiphany.

    I hope you are enjoying the Christmas season with your family!

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    1. Camels, can you have a nativity without camel? Normally the three wise men journey up the aisle until January 6th.

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