Friday, December 26, 2008

The Christmas Pageant, article posted at The Episcopal Cafe


My most recent article was posted at The Episcopal Cafe on Christmas Eve, you can read it all HERE.

Below is an Excerpt

Merry Christmas to All!

~ Rev. Peter M. Carey

The Christmas Pageant

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Middlebury, Vermont was and is a vibrant church in a small college town where the Christmas pageant was a big deal. The pageant had the whole cast, from Mary to the wise men, to scads of shepherds to angels, to scores of sheep, to a donkey and a cow. The readings of the Christmas stories from Luke and Matthew alternated with the traditional hymns of Christmas. The pageant was fun for kids, and was (as I now appreciate) a ton of work for the adults in the church, and was a set- up for all kinds of chaos.

Read it all HERE.

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