THE NATIVITIES EXHIBIT
PREPARING FOR A HOLY CHRISTMAS?
Three Hundred Nativity Scenes From Around The World:
A Tour Through The Gospels of Luke and Matthew
For the twenty-fourth holiday season, The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany presents an exhibit of nativity scenes from around the world from Saturday, December 7 through Sunday, December 15 – open on select days. From the elegant to the eccentric, the birth scenes are sculpted in materials ranging from carved wood to volcanic ash.
In the church narthex and gallery, there will be a special exhibit of nativity scenes that highlight the differences between the birth story as told in the Gospels of Luke and Matthew.
The two gospels, St. Matthew and St. Luke differ in the way they tell the birth stories. St. Matthew’s gospel accentuates the history of the Old Testament people. St. Luke’s gospel presents the story by using ordinary people who participate in the unfolding drama.
Each of these nativities is accompanied by scriptural quotes and hymn texts. Additional birth scenes will be exhibited in the Parish Hall.
Saturday, December 7, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday, December 8, 2 - 4 p.m.
Monday, December 9, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Wednesday, December 11, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Friday, December 13, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Saturday, December 14, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday, December 15, 2 - 4 p.m.
*Groups can also book time on Tuesday or Thursday Click here for the group reservation brochure.
$5.00 for adults; Free for children under 12.
For more information contact Epiphany at 404.373.8338 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Crèche Collection
Years of personal travel and gifts from many friends resulted in Bill Lemonds’ collection of 200 crèches bequeathed to Epiphany. A fascinating mixture of fine art and amateur crafts, the nativity scenes abound in their proclamation of the Messiah’s birth. Epiphany adds to this collection each year, which now numbers more than 300.
Countries and cultures reflected in the figures include: Mexico, North Georgia, Orthodox Russia, Poland, Polynesia, Renaissance Germany, Renaissance Italy, Southern Appalachia, Taiwan, The West Indies, even a Hollywood film set!
Some of the materials used to create the scenes include: Alaskan mud, balsa, bisque, felt, foil, gourds, paper, mahogany, marble, melted plastic, olive wood, paper-mâché, pewter, straw, Styrofoam, terracotta, tin, and volcanic ash.