December 25, 2008

Jesus is born

The infant Jesus was installed in the crib that was empty at the start of the Christmas Eve Mass, which we call the Misa de Gallo. The term is quite inaccurate, actually, because gallo is Spanish for rooster, so it should refer to a dawn Mass. There was a time when Christmas Eve Masses were really held at midnight too, but nowadays, many are held earlier. The Mass we attended was at ten o'clock in the evening.

Nativity scene at the Ateneo Church of the Gesù

16 comments:

Marc said...

Lovely scene.

Lisa Wilson said...

This is beautiful. Have a wonderful Christmas!

Eki Akhwan said...

Merry Christmas, Hilda!

May you and your family have joy and happiness - and may the joy of Christmas bring light to the world and make it a better place.

Fio said...

Lovely photo.
Happy Christmas, Hilda!

Saretta said...

Baby Jesus was born at my house last night too, Hilda! Merry, merry Christmas to you and your family!

Chris said...

Many, many blessings at this holiday season, Hilda.

i apologize for such limited commenting lately (and for this cut-and-paste today). Life has gotten in the way.

George said...

A beautiful picture. I hope you had a very Merry Christmas.

Putra Riau said...

I hope you enjoy your christmas friend.

Ming the Merciless said...

Merry Christmas, Hilda. Hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday.w

Tamera said...

Maligayang Pasko from Colorado USA!

Layrayski said...

Merry Christmas Hilda =)

Bergson said...

very beautiful shot

babooshka said...

Just perfect.. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

tehrandaily said...

Merry Christmas
Thanks alot for your comment

Ken Mac said...

Great angle. Love how joseph and mary wear contemporary attire.

Jackie said...

That is a stunning picture. I hope you and your family had a lovely Christmas.