She assured Jerome that, in the church of the Nativity at Bethlehem, she beheld, with the eye of faith, the Christ-child wrapped in swaddling clothes (Ep. 108, 10).
385, says that the festival was held in the Church of the Nativity at Bethlehem (Duchesne, Chr.
These bells reminded Pierre that it was Sunday and the feast of the Nativity of the Virgin.
The interv__1 between the Nativity and the Baptism.
How long before this the Nativity should be placed the Gospel does not enable us to say precisely, but as Herod's decree of extermination included all infants up to two years of age, and as a sojourn of the Holy Family in Egypt of unknown length intervened between the massacre and Herod's death, it is clear that it is at least possible, so far as the evidence of this Gospel goes, that the birth of Christ preceded Herod's death by as much as two or three years.
In 1847 the dispute in the Church of the Nativity at Bethlehem about the right to mark with a star the birthplace of Christ became one of the prime causes of the Crimean war.
for a weekly market on Thursday and an annual fair of three days beginning on the eve of the nativity (Sept.
The Fast of the Nativity lasts for twenty-eight days before Christmas; that of the Apostles for a variable number of days from the Feast of the Ascension; and that of the Virgin for fifteen days before the Assumption.
The date of the Nativity as fixed according to our common computation of Anni Domini (first put forward by Dionysius Exiguus at Rome early in the 6th century) has long been recognized to be too late.
to William Ferrers, earl of Derby, together with a fair to be held on the feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin (September 8), which was kept up in the 18th century.
But the confusion in question would only be possible, or at any rate likely, if there really was a census at the time of the Nativity; and it is no more improbable that Herod should have held, or permitted to be held, a local census than that Archelaus of Cappadocia in the reign of Tiberius (Tacitus, Ann.
- Trinity Sunday, all festivals of Christ (except those connected with the Passion), festivals of the Blessed Virgin, of the Holy Angels and Confessors, of holy virgins and women (not being martyrs), nativity of St John the Baptist, festivals of the chains of St Peter and of his see (cathedra Petri), Conversion of St Paul, All Saints, consecration of churches and altars, anniversary of election and coronation of popes, and of election and consecration of bishops.
Mention is made of a "Nativity" painted for and sent to the emperor Maximilian, and also apparently of some picture painted for Matthias Corvinus, king of Hungary; both are lost or at least unidentified.
The legendary tradition which even Philo accepts gives it a formal nativity, a royal patron and inspired authors.
The building of the college of the Holy Virgin in Nativity, now King's College, was completed in 1506, and the bishop also rebuilt the choir of his cathedral, and built a bridge over the Dee.
It is from an incidental remark of his own, namely, that the year of the siege of Mount Badon - one of the battles fought between the Saxons and the Britons - was also the year of his own nativity, that the date of his birth has been derived; the place, however, is not mentioned.
The traditional scene of the Nativity, a grotto on the eastern part of the ridge, is alleged to have been desecrated during the reign of Hadrian by a temple of Adonis.
In 1246 Nicholas obtained a grant of a Saturday market and a fair at the feast of the Assumption (both maintained up to the present day), and in 1275 South Molton appears for the' first time as a mesne borough under his overlordship. The borough subsequently passed to the Audleys, the Hollands, and in 1487 was granted for life to Margaret, duchess of Richmond, who in 1490 obtained a grant of a fair (which is still held) at the nativity of St John the Baptist.
26-27; and as the Nativity was placed in 7-6 B.C. (at latest), this would make the age of Christ at his Baptism to be about thirty-two, which tallies well enough with St Luke's general estimate.
it passed to the monks of Bec in Normandy, who in 1246 obtained the grant of an annual fair at the feast of the Nativity of the Virgin, and the next year of a market every Tuesday.
at the feasts of St Peter in Cathedra and the Conception and Nativity of the Blessed Virgin.
The data group themselves round three definite points and the intervals between them: the definite points are the Nativity, the Baptism and the Crucifixion; the age of Christ at the time of the Baptism connects the first two points, and the duration of his public ministry connects the second and third.
Strangely enough, however, the missing name of the governor under whom the census of the Nativity was carried out appears to be supplied by an author who wrote more than a century after St Luke, and has by no means a good reputation for historical trustworthiness.
Such subjects as the Deity, the Trinity, the Annunciation,the Nativity, the Crucifixion, the Coronation of the Virgin, are not uncommon.
a certain Morin de Villefranche was placed behind a curtain to cast the nativity of the future autocrat.
I have consulted the star of his nativity by my own rules, and find he will infallibly die upon the 29th of March next about eleven at night of a raging fever.
The first grant of a market and fair is dated 1227, when the prior of Wenlock obtained licence to hold a fair on the vigil, day and morrow of the Nativity of St John the Baptist, and a market every Monday.
Two or three other technical masterpieces of the engraver's art, the "Coat-of-Arms with the Skull," the "Nativity," with its exquisite background of ruined buildings, the "Little Horse" and the "Great Horse," both of 1505, complete the list of the master's chief productions in this kind before he started in the last-named year for a second visit to Italy.
Thus the Roman edition contains (of metrical works) exegetical discourses, hymns on the Nativity of Christ, 65 hymns against heretics, 85 on the Faith against sceptics, a discourse against the Jews, 85 funeral hymns, 4 on free-will, 76 exhortations to repentance, 12 hymns on paradise, and 12 on miscellaneous subjects.
Beside the grotto of the Nativity other traditional sites are shown within the church, such as the Altar of the Magi, the Tomb of Eusebius, the cave wherein Jerome made his translation of the Bible, &c.
Upon the seventh day after the birth an astrologer is invited to cast the nativity of the child.
The children and young people usually perform the nativity play a week or so before.
The most prominent buildings are the church of the Nativity, the town-hall, and a castle dating from the 15th century.
The period is closed, so far as paintings are concerned, by two examples of far higher value than those above named, that is to say the Paumgartner altarpiece at Munich, with its romantically attractive composition of the Nativity with angels and donors in the central panel, and the fine armed figures of St George and St Eustace (lately freed from the over-paintings which disfigured them) on the wings; and the happily conceived and harmoniously finished "Adoration of the Magi" in the Uffizi at Florence.
They were also to have freedom from toll, pontage, &c., two markets every week on Monday and Friday, and a fair lasting from the feast of Holyrood to that of the Nativity of St John the Baptist.
At Bethlehem she saw, in addition to the church of the Nativity, the grave of Rachel; at Hebron the hut of Sarah, in which the swaddling clothes of Isaac and the remains of Abraham's oak were on view (Hieron.
It was delivered on St Thomas's day (1609) before the feast of Christ's nativity, and in it he rebuked sharply "lusory lotts" and the "heathenish debauchery" of the students during the twelve days ensuing.
In the 14th century the abbot of Fecamp held weekly markets in the borough on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and fairs at the Nativity of the Virgin and the Feast of St Michael, by prescriptive right.
The first book, Gargantua, describes the birth of that hero (a giant and the son of gigantic parents), whose nativity is ushered in by the account of a tremendous feast.
The evens or vigils before Christmas, the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Easter day, Ascension day, Pentecost, St Matthias, the Nativity of St John Baptist, St Peter, St James, St Bartholomew, St Matthew, St Simon and St Jude, St Andrew, St Thomas, and All Saints are also recognized as " fast days."
In 1 5541 555 Queen Mary granted the three fairs on the feasts of St John the Confessor, the Translation of St John and the Nativity of St John the Baptist, together with the weekly markets on Wednesday and Saturday, which had been held by the archbishops of York by traditional grant of Edward the Confessor to the burgesses of the town.
Adventus, sc. Redemptoris, " the coming of the Saviour"), a holy season of the Christian church, the period of preparation for the celebration of the nativity or Christmas.
It is unnecessary here to give a detailed analysis of the methods of judicial astrology as an art, or directions for the casting of a horoscope, or "nativity," i.e.
It was only in the land of its nativity that Montanism held its ground till the 4th century.
This Saturninus was the middle one of the three governors of Syria named above, and as his successor Varus must have arrived by the middle of 6 B.C. at latest (for coins of Varus are extant of the twenty-fifth year of the era of Actium), his own tenure must have fallen about 8 and 7 B.C., and his census cannot be placed later than 7 or 7-6 B.C. The independence of Tertullian's information about this census is guaranteed by the mere fact of his knowledge of the governor's name; and if there was a census about that date, it would be unreasonable not to identify it with St Luke's census of the Nativity.
In 1850 a dispute arose between France and Russia, in the name of the Latin and Greek Churches respectively, concerning the possession of the key of the chief door of the basilica, and concerning the right to place a silver star, with the arms of France, in the grotto of the Nativity.
On awaking (it was Christmas Day), he immediately mounted the pulpit, and gave forth his famous hymn on the Nativity.
In London he acted with Sir Henry Ashurst, the resident agent, and had two or He was so christened "because of the never-to-be-forgotten increase, of every sort, wherewith God favoured the country about the time of his nativity."
Alex hung the lights across the front of the house and put the lighted nativity scene on the front lawn.
choral evensong from the Cathedral of the Holy Nativity, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.
debilitated in this way in a nativity is considered a sign of obscurity and low birth.
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A film not imbued with ' nativity ' was criticized for its lack of cultural moorings and considered devoid of authenticity and conviction.
Also filming took place at a school in Putney in London, where various characters watch a school nativity " .
By not judging the nativity first, we have done more harm than good.
There are several stained-glass windows; the east and west represent the nativity and the Resurrection and Ascension of our Lord.
In one school I eavesdropped on a conversation between the Headteacher and a parent concerning the nativity play the children were to perform.
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Remember, this applies to both the election chart and your own nativity.
Chart 2 is a diurnal nativity with the Sun in Aries.
Chart 1 is a nocturnal nativity so it is ruled by the Moon.
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nativity scenes have been barred in some New York schools.
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nativity play in south London, then at Heathrow.
nativity story, using bright, warm colors.
Many of the stories converge on a school nativity play in south London, then at Heathrow.
I will judge thee in the place where thou wast created, in the land of thy nativity.
Taking a break This little drummer boy is having a rest from the nursery nativity.
The lighting effects in the King's book are brilliantly orchestrated, attaining a high point in its miniature of The Nativity.
Last year's most offensive TV advert was for Mr Kipling mince pies, which showed a woman giving birth during a nativity play.
It is also common to see nativity scenes in German homes.
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My daughter has been to her nativity play but i can't get her out of her Mary tabard.
He created a perfect baby... Actors move quietly to form a Nativity tableau.
There is something distinctly un-American about Kenny's book, which might be explained by his Irish, rather than American-Irish, nativity.
in 1446 granted the prior three new fairs yearly on the vigil, day and morrow of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary, the Deposition of St John, late prior of Bridlington, and the Translation of the same St John.
But it is submitted that their harmony and convergence give them some additional claim to acceptance, and at any rate do something to secure each one of them singly - the Nativity in 7-6 B.C., the Baptism in A.D.
Other churches with interesting monuments are Sant' Anna dei Lombardi, built in 1411 by Guerrello Origlia, which contains some splendid marble sculpture, especially Rosellino's " Nativity " in the Cappella Piccolomini; Sant' Angelo a Nilo, which contains the tomb of Cardinal Brancaccio, the joint work of Donatello and Michelozzo; San Giovanni a Carbonara, built in 1344 and enlarged by King Ladislaus in 1400, which contains among much other remarkable sculpture the tomb of the king, the masterpiece of Andrea Ciccione (1414), and that of Sergiami Caracciolo, the favourite of Joanna II., who was murdered in 1432 (the chapel in which it stands is paved with one of the earliest majolica pavements in Italy); San Lorenzo (1324), the Royal Church of the House of Anjou; and, for purely archaeological interest, the Church of Sant' Aspreno, thought to be the oldest Christian church in Italy, in the crypt of the new Borsa or exchange.
It was then kept on the 14th of February, forty days after Epiphany, the celebration of the Nativity (Christmas) not having been as yet introduced; the Armenians still keep it on this day, as " the Coming of the Son of God into the Temple."
The benevolent or malignant influence of each planet, together with the sun and moon, is modified by the sign it inhabits at the nativity; thus Jupiter in one house may indicate riches, fame in another, beauty in another, and Saturn similarly poverty, obscurity or deformity.
As physiognomists (see Physiognomy) their talent was undoubted, and according to Vanini there was no need to mount to the house-top to cast a nativity.
These materials focus around the story of the nativity and use black and white rebus symbols.
Less than 100 feet from Nativity Church, he was shot by an Israeli sniper from a hill nearly a mile away.
Perhaps it should, particularly given the unusual celestial symbolism employed in the Christian Nativity.
There is something distinctly un-American about Kenny 's book, which might be explained by his Irish, rather than American-Irish, nativity.
Ceramic and wooden nativity scenes are popular traditional American decor items around the holidays.
Suitable charms include representations of the baby Jesus or the nativity scene for Christmas and the cross for Easter.
Mexico. This largely Roman Catholic country uses the Nativity as its primary Christmas symbol.
Since the show's beginning nearly 75 years ago, only two scenes have remained unchanged each year: the "Living Nativity" and the "Parade of the Wooden Soldiers", a particular favorite because of its fantastic domino fall.
The nativity scene that closes the show has a cast of 12 animals, including a camel.
French citizens may often have a Nativity scene in their home called a crèche.
If a photo card is not possible, find graphics of the Nativity, Jesus, angels or a church in the snow to put on the front of the card.
Throughout Italy, you'll see marvelous nativity displays, or prespi.
Also called "The Tree of Light", a nativity scene sits at the base, and on the shelves are candy, nuts, fruit, and gifts.
A living nativity sends a reminder of the reason for the season.
Others will celebrate with live nativity scenes or Christmas pageants.
Many houses will add Christmas figures to the yard, such as Santa and his reindeer or a nativity scene.
What begun long before the nativity has now become a holiday staple of joy and delight.
Your actors can recreate the Nativity scene while a pleasant voice reads the story of Jesus' birth from the Bible with the voice seeming to come from the sky by strategically (and carefully) placing speakers above the scene.
Change the pace of the play from slower traditional Nativity sets to a faster pace by staging different scenes at one time around the stage, lighting and darkening each in turn.
In Italy, the Nativity scene, also known as the presepio, is the primary decoration associated with the Christmas holiday.
To emulate this tradition, you might incorporate a nativity scene into your holiday decorations.
Fewer than 100 years later, in 1223, St. Francis of Assisi asked a workman named Giovanni Vellita to construct a nativity scene for him in the town of Greccio.
St. Francis said mass on Christmas Eve with the awe-inspiring scene as his backdrop, and this began the tradition of displaying nativity scenes in Italy on Christmas Eve.
The gift is traditionally drawn from a "Bowl (or urn) of Fate," which is filled with gifts and empty boxes and sits next to the family nativity scene.
The Vatican traditionally sets up an enormous Christmas tree in St. Peter's square, staging a nativity scene, or presepe, that is unveiled on Christmas Eve before the pope says midnight mass.
If you plan to spend Christmas in another Italian city, especially Naples, you will enjoy wandering the town to view numerous nativity scenes.
Although nativity scenes are often displayed before Christmas, the baby Jesus figure is traditionally placed in His manger on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning.
Biblical costumes are a must for holiday plays, church services and nativity scenes.
If you are taking part in a Nativity play you may need to dress up as Mary, the mother of Jesus.
They can also be serious costumes for enacting the Nativity, but these costumes are almost exclusively worn by children for church pageants.
Some costumes are easy to make, such as those for Nativity scenes or a simple elf costume.
Nativity costumes are worn for pageants or church parties.
It's easy to learn how to make Christmas costumes for a nativity play.
Kids can make make their own shepherds crook for a family nativity play with empty wrapping paper tubes.
If you want a more professional looking nativity costume and have sewing skills, consider using one of the patterns below.
The Nativity: A quiz on the birth of Jesus Christ makes a great quiz for religion class, Sunday school or even with family members at home.
Advent is the holy season of the Christian church, a period of expectant waiting and preparation for the Nativity of Christ.
While traditional Christian Advent calendars often feature images of Jesus and the Nativity, calendars with Christmas trees, Santa Claus, snowmen, and candy canes are also quite common today.
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