Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Last Night At Parroquia San Cristóbal

Last night was the Big Epiphany Pageant, or our service of the Festival of Lights. This year instead of a narrator and kids doing the nacimiento thang, they decided to have a play, with lots of Christmas Carols, AND the nacimiento thang. The play was quite good: a young couple discussing the Christmas story and what it means. The Lovely Mona and the Youth Choir led the congregation in the Christmas Carols, and my part was simple: opening prayer, play the guitar, closing benediction. María and José were very cute, except José refused to put on his costume and this caused much stress for María, who was good and wore her costume. They spent much of their time coloring, just like on that night so many centuries ago. At the end of the program, candles were lit throughout the congregation and everyone sang "Enciende La Luz." It was very nice! And, yes, those shepherds were a handful!!

Photographic evidence:

Before the program:

La Bendita Virgen María y Lil' Baby Jesus waiting for José to show-up

Shepherds await their cues

Shepherds in costume

Los Reyes Magos

Keisha and Peter


Jane R said...

Okay, those are absolutely the most beautiful shepherds and Reyes Magos I have ever seen. (With the possible exception of my darling goddaughter -that's Adorable Boston Goddaughter, I have two, the other is Adorable Paris Goddaughter- the year she came running to me and said "Auntie Jane, Auntie Jane, I'm going to be the Angel of the Lord!" And so she was and I still have the picture on the fridge even though she is now 22 years old.) The Reyes are one fine band of young men, and you can tell they would have just headed for that star and stuck together on the road.

I also think those are the most happening shepherd costumes ever. I mean, red shepherds, how fab is that. And love the headgear.

Oy! The word verification says "dullous."

Leonardo Ricardo said...

The drama, the enthusiasm, the gift being received and those given...FELICIDADES!

David |Dah • veed| said...

Love the Magi's do rags!

Elizabeth Kaeton said...

What fun. Brava! Bravo!


The word verification was: cente

Fred Schwartz said...

Padre Mickey,
Your photography is sublime! The cast is beautiful! Bravo! Bravo! Bravo!

Göran Koch-Swahne said...

I begin to like San Christóbal!


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