Who Invited All These People?” – The History of the Christmas Crib – The Nativity Scene is a cherished Christmas tradition, and children of all ages find great meaning in the artistic depiction of the Holy Family, shepherds and Magi. But where did this tradition come from, and what can we learn about the Christmas Gospel as we ponder the Nativity figures? Join Msgr. Mark Lane for an insightful exploration of this history of the Christmas Crib on Friday, December 13 at 7:00 pm at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Richmond, VA. All are invited!
AboutMy name is Monsignor Mark Richard Lane, a Roman Catholic Priest of the Diocese of Richmond, Virginia. I have been teaching courses in Theology and Art for over thirty years. The Church has, from its foundations, used the language of the symbol to draw us to a deeper level of understanding the faith. Symbolism,for the person of faith, is a largely forgotten language. Secular art, as well, speaks symbolically. I am also a photographer and through my page "To See The World.." I wish to present through photography the beauty God and God's creation in another media.