Adeste Fideles laeti triumphantes,
Veníte, veníte in Bethlehem.
Natum vidéte, Regem Angelorum:
Veníte adoremus Dóminum
While the “fidelis” this year like in the years before merely get some kind of fair ground in Bethlehem – if they are allowed to go there with specially arranged package travel or diplomatic passports – one thing is different from the days this song and its lyrics have been composed.
While the shepherds around Bethlehem still speak a language that today is called Arabic (or some local dialects) there would be no “…En grege relicto, Humiles ad cunas Vocati pastores approperant …” (translated in the English version as: See how the shepherds, Summoned to His cradle, Leaving their flocks, draw nigh with lowly fear) –
there are guys with machine guns and tanks hindering the shepherds to even get close to the cradle – so Christmas would not happen these days again.
- Video: Christmas at the White House 2009
- Humor: Christmas in Japan
- Christmas: Pirate vs Ninja Holiday Card Set
- Weekend Activity: Create an Origami Christmas tree
A glimpse of this year’s holiday decorations at the White House.
When you see the decorations put up and created by many volunteers across the country you can feel their joy, love, wishes and hope with those who have some chance to make this world a better place for many and not just a very few.
A video to start your day smiling.
Still looking for some unusual holiday cards. Maybe the Pirate vs Ninja card set is for you.
12 cards for about 14 Dollars.
With the holidays almost around the corner maybe its a good time to practice some new skills. How about creating some Origami Christmas Trees.
The Origami Resource Center has a series of example folding instruction for you to begin with.