Our ‘Nativity Crib’ (we are told the first of its variety ever at Holy Trinity?) is almost up and finished in its wonderful glory! A huge thank you to Miss McKiernan and Mr McGrogan for getting it safely to Holy Trinity and into pride of place in the hall. We will first see the shepherds at the scene paying homage to the baby Jesus. Shepherds were largely outcasts in the society of their time and it is very poignant that it should be them who are present first to welcome this baby who unknown to them at the time, was to become the saviour of the world. In the eyes of God, there are no outcasts and this is what the shepherds symbolise to us all. On Monday 5th December, we will gently cover the baby Jesus with a white blanket. We will unveil the new born king just before we break for holidays. We remember the birth of Christ and prepare for his second coming; we pay him homage with humility. On January 6th, the Kings will enter the scene on the feast of the Epiphany.
With huge thanks also to Miss Jones and pupils for their wonderful decoration of our Christmas trees! It is fantastic seeing them all in there radiant splendour around school and the fascination and awe on the faces of our children. The Christmas tree is the one secular symbol that correlates perfectly with the scene of the crib. The lights bring hope and remind us of Jesus as the ‘light of the world’. Our stars are linked back to our scene in that stable on the very first Christmas morning.