On the Christmas Crib

<ed.note>Thanks, Anula Aboobacker. Teaser: Assisi Frank alert.</ed.note>

“And this will be a sign for you: you will find an infant wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger,” (Luke 2:12). On that cold December night, Angels from heaven thus announced the birth of Christ to the shepherds of Bethlehem. And the son of God was born in a stable amidst animals and shepherds.

The representation of this scene of nativity, popularly known as Christmas crib, in churches and houses is a tradition almost a thousand years old. More.