2016年12月24日 星期六

Jesus 耶穌. Why Some Christians Are Forsaking Christmas


National Gallery
Piero della Francesca painted 'The Nativity' between 1470-5. This scene shows Mary kneeling in adoration before a newly-born Christ who is laid on her cloak. Five angels sing welcoming his birth - two of them play lutes. Each person, angel and animal shows a different attitude of reverence towards the infant Christ. Even the magpie, well-known in Piero's native Tuscany for its constant chatter, seems changed and looks to be struck silent. The painting hangs in Room 54: http://bit.ly/2hk0i5X




British Museum
Here’s a golden nativity scene – the three wise men kneel before Christ, Mary and Joseph presenting their gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.




The image is from the central panel of The Adoration of the Magi Triptych (Museo Nacional del Prado) by the incomparable Hieronymus Bosch, the five hundredth anniversary of whose death we celebrated this year.




2013年12月23日
Merry Christmas: Christmas, Santa Claus, SantaCon, evergreen, jing...
附近的懷恩堂每年的主要季節裝飾都是馬槽,很令人感動。我心中也要謝謝1977年那英國家庭之接待(忘了名)……




聖誕夜可讀改變西方世界的誤譯之故事:




Rev Ian Paul writes on his blog that birth of Christ story is based on a misreading of the New Testament
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Atlas Obscura
If birthdays were depicted negatively in the Bible and Jesus never celebrated his birthday, some argue celebrating the birth of the savior is not actually following his word.



To them, Jesus is not the reason for the season.
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British Museum

This beautifully intricate pendant shows the Adoration of the Magi in stunning detail – the scene is less than 4cm across! It’s decorated with rubies and peals, and the Virgin Mary holds baby Jesus below a star made from diamonds.
The figures are decorated with incredibly fine enamelwork – we can see the richly patterned material of the kings’ robes. This pendant was made in Germany around 1600 and it’s on display in the #Waddesdon gallery (Room 2a). Read more: http://ow.ly/PNVp3074KS9






A nativity scene (also known as a manger scene, crib, crèche (/krɛʃ/or /kreɪʃ/, or in Italian presepio or presepe) is the special exhibition, particularly during the Christmas season, of art objects representing the birth of Jesus. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nativity_scene

A nativity scene (also known as a manger scene, crib, crèche (/krɛʃ/or /kreɪʃ/, or in Italian presepio or…
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2010台北教堂耶誕燈景(記者在2013/12/18 發的照片,似乎將懷恩堂樸素的Nativity scene 誇張點:
Nativity of Christ :耶穌聖誕;聖(耶)誕節:簡稱 Christmas 。新約路加福音記述,若瑟從納匝肋城到猶太名叫伯利恒(白冷)的達味城去,好同自己懷孕的聘妻瑪利亞去登記,他們在那裏的時候,她生產的日期滿了。便生出她的頭胎男兒,用繈褓將祂裹起,放在馬槽中 … 忽有一大隊天軍,同那天使一起讚頌天主說:天主在天受光榮,主愛的人在世享平安(路二 4-14 )。

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數世紀來,「耶穌降生」是宗教、文學與藝術中常出現的題材。義大利人更深諳製作耶穌降生場景的工藝,教堂、廣場,甚至是個人車庫內,都可見到許多細緻精巧的耶穌降生圖。
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