Saturday, 26 January 2013

Baby Jesus Christmas Pictures

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Christmas is here! Today is by far one of my favorite days of the year. Yes, today! The 24th! That’s the day we Colombians celebrate the coming of baby Jesus and the opening of awesome gifts.
I love Jesus, nativity scenes, Christmas and Christmas trees. And by love, I mean LOVE! As some of you may know I’m in my last year of grad school – and hopefully of school period! Throughout the years I have become a professinal procrastinator when it comes to school work (don’t tell my professors). A couple of weeks ago I was supposed to be writing my final paper. It was a total monster and I had no desire to tackle it. So at midnight, technically on the day that it was due, I decided to do a photoshoot of baby Jesus, cause really, he is quite precious. So here are some of the photos that I took while procrastinating on my paper. Cause really, photos are prettier than papers.
I wish you get to spend this incredible day (or tomorrow) with your family and loved ones. And while the gifts are great, food is good and family is simply amazing, I pray we take some time to remember the true meaning of this day. Cause as cheesy as it sounds, Jesus is the reason for the season.
Merry Christmas, friends!
Some photos of the tree!
ust under 34 days until Christmas, the Pope has put a dampener on the festive period by rubbishing the idea that donkeys or any other animal have a place in the traditional nativity scene.
Benedict XVI also claims angels never sang to the shepherds to proclaim Christ birth's - trashing the much-loved carol 'Hark! The herald angels sing' in the process.
From this falsehood the tradition of singing carols was born, the Pope says.
His views are revealed in his latest and last installment of three volumes on the life of Jesus, released today, which is set to be a worldwide bestseller.
Traditional: This depiction of the Nativity is mirrored in homes and churches all over the world at Christmas but the Pope says that it should not include a single animal
Almost every Christian church in the world will soon be blowing the dust off its traditional nativity set with its array of animals but the Pope is clear that it would not have included any beast whatsoever.
St Peter's Square itself regularly has a giant scene at Christmas and has displayed an array of animals at the heart of the Vatican, but the Pontiff is certain that is wrong.
'In the gospels there is no mention of animals,’ he writes, saying that they were probably a Hebrew invention of the seventh century BC, as outlined in the Book of Habakkuk.
Habakkuk was the eighth book of 12 minor prophets in the Old Testament.
In Christian tradition, he is regarded by some as a prophet who predicted the nativity.
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Scenes relating to the birth of Jesus, as described in the Gospel, do not directly refer to the presence of an ox and donkey.
But in Habakkuk 3:2, it is written: 'In the midst of the two beasts wilt thou be known' - and this was one of the sources which inspired the presence of the creatures at the manger.
(It is worth noting that another Old Testament prophet, Isaiah, also inspired the manger scenery, with his words from 1:3: 'The ox knows its owner, and an ass, its master’s manger').
However, the Pope is convinced despite debunking the theory, the tradition is here to stay, saying: 'No nativity scene will give up its ox and donkey', he said.
Claims: The Pontiff, pictured in Rome this week, attempts to debunk myths about Christ's life in his new book which forms part of a trilogy
Wrong: Even St Peter's Square has a giant Nativity scene at Christmas (pictured), complete with animals, but the Pope says this idea of Christ surrounded by donkeys, oxen and sheep is a seventh century invention
'Jesus of Nazareth: The Infancy Narratives,' hits bookshops in 50 countries on Wednesday, the third and final installment of a project the 85-year-old Benedict conceived a decade ago and began writing soon after he became pope in 2005.
The first two books, which topped the bestseller lists in Italy, dealt with Jesus' public ministry and his death, leaving just Jesus' birth to complete the series.
More than 1 million copies are planned for the initial print run, just in time for Christmas.
In the book, Benedict blends history, theology, linguistics and even astronomy to interpret the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, which describe the months just before and after Jesus' birth.
But there is one part of the nativity story he is firm on - that Mary was a virgin and Christ was conceived with the Holy Spirit alone.
In the section 'Virgin Birth - Myth or Historical Truth?' he says: 'The accounts of Matthew and Luke are not myths taken a stage further.
'They are firmly rooted, in terms of their basic conception, in the biblical tradition of God the Creator and Redeemer.'
Publication: The third volume of the Jesus Trilogy by Pope Benedict XVI is released in bookshops around the world today
Author: Pope Benedict XVI holds a special copy of his controversial book as he meets publishers at the Vatican
But he added that Angels delivered to good news of Jesus's birth to shepherds by speaking them, not singing them as the gospels say.
'According to the evangelist, the angels "said" this,' the Pope writes, adding: 'But Christianity has always understood that the speech of angels is actually song, in which all the glory of the great joy that they proclaim becomes tangibly present.
'To this day simple believers join in their caroling on the Holy Night, proclaiming in song the great joy that, from then until the end of time, is bestowed on all people.'
And he also admits that Jesus would have been born years earlier than the Christian calendar states.
For years, many historians have said Jesus would have been born around 4BC, but for the Pope to admit a flaw in something so fundamental to Catholic faith is surprising.
Pope Benedict was born Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger in Marktl, Germany, in 1927.
As a 14-year-old during World War Two, he was forced into the Hitler Youth, even though his Bavarian parents despised the Third Reich.
He was appointed the head of the Roman Catholic Church in April 2005.
Last month, he delivered a prayer in Arabic for the first time during his weekly general audience.
More than 20,000 people heard the Pope's prayers in Arabic, part of a new effort by the Vatican to show support for Christians in the Middle East.
THE MYTH OF NATIVITY, ACCORDING TO THE POPE... AND DID THREE WISE MEN RIDE ON CAMELS TO THE MANGER?

Three wise men make their way to the manger... or did they?
In the latest instalment of his book series, Pope Benedict XVI has this to say on the subject of the birth of Jesus...
NO DONKEY: No donkeys or any other animal have a place in the traditional nativity scene - they were a 7th century BC Hebrew invention, relating to the Book of Habakkuk.
Habakkuk was the eighth book of 12 minor prophets in the Old Testament. In Christian tradition, he is regarded by some as a prophet who predicted the nativity.
Scenes relating to the birth of Jesus, as described in the Gospel, do not directly refer to the presence of an ox and donkey.
But in Habakkuk 3:2, it is written: 'In the midst of the two beasts wilt thou be known' - and this was one of the sources which inspired the presence of the creatures at the manger.
(It is worth noting that another Old Testament prophet, Isaiah, also inspired the manger scenery, with his words from 1:3: 'The ox knows its owner, and an ass, its master’s manger').
NO SINGING ANGELS: Angels never sang tthe shepherds to proclaim Christ's birth - they just spoke, according to Pope Benedict. And it is from this falsehood the tradition of singing carols was born. Three' wise men and other myths about the birth of Jesus
Accordinto the Bible, three wise men from the east travelled a great distance on camels and followed a star to Bethlehem to visit baby Jesus in the manger - bringing with them gifts. However, hardly any of these details are actually in the holy book...
In Mathew 2:1, it is written: 'Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem...'
HOW MANY WISE MEN? Matthew's Gospel doenot reveal the exact number. But because Matthew 2:11 mentions three gifts - '... they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense and myrrh' - it is widely held that there were three wise men.
WERE THEY KINGS? They were probably learned men, such as astrologers.
WHAT WERE THEY CALLED? The three often cited were supposedly called Caspar, Melchior, and Balthasar. But these names are said to have first been recorded in a Greek manuscript 500 years after the birth of Jesus.
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