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History of the Nativity

History of the Nativity

At some stage in your life, Christian or not, you will come across a nativity scene. And more than likely, you will know that the scene depicts the birth of Jesus. You will recognise the characters of Mary and Joseph, the wise men, some shepherds and a few stable animals. It is also likely you’ll see an angel.

But do you know the true history and origins of the Nativity Scene?

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The Feast of Christ the King

Christ the King marks the last feast of the Church’s liturgical year. The season of Advent starts the Sunday after.

The Feast of Christ the King was established by Pope Pius XI in 1925 to remind Catholics that Jesus Christ is the Lord of the Universe, both as God and Man. Pius XI announced the feast in his encyclical Quas Primas. Continue reading →