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Sunday, 28 November 2010

The Star


I’m not sure how widespread the tradition is in other countries, but here many people put up an Advent star in their windows this time of year. The origin is of course the star that according to the Gospel of Matthew (Ch.2) was seen by Magi (“wise men”) from the East at the birth of Jesus. 

“… and the star they had seen in the east went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and of incense and or myrrh.”


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ADRIAN said...

Now here's a shot to be proud of. Not noticed the custom here. Giant lit up Santas is what they tend towards.

dianne said...

That is a lovely tradition, your Advent Star is so beautiful.

xoxoxo ♡

Sandra said...

Your star is wonderful, shining so brightly. I know it makes your flat cheering and happy. I love decorations that glow and this one certainly does. our churches here celebrate Advent but i have not seen stars like this one.

Heather T. said...

I love this tradition! The star, come forth for all to see that Jesus is born {and lives in me} ♥

Doreen said...

wonderful tradition. love the reflections of the star and the photo is awesome also!

Ginny said...

I've never heard of an advent star. Do they all look like yours, or are there different kinds? Yours is so pretty, and what a neat thing to do!

'Tsuki said...

This is a beautiful chrismas decoration... And the reflection is so surprisely neat... Nice catch !

Springman said...

Happy Holiday reflection! The first one I think.


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