『サンタモニカ・キリスト降誕シーン』は、サンタモニカ市有志キリスト教会が1953年以来毎年12月に展示。今年は他宗教家の反対で、ビーチ沿いの公園からオーシャンパーク通りと28番街に引っ越しました。12月9日から31日まで展示中。先週土曜夜飾り付けが終わったばかりの時に写真撮影しました。 The Santa Monica Nativity Scenes display is a community tradition dating from 1953 that celebrates the true meaning of Christmas. From the second Sunday in December through the end of the year in beautiful Palisades Park, booths with life-size figures depict events surrounding the birth of Christ. It moved to Ocean Park Blvd. and 28th Street from this year from the park along Santa Monica Beach due to protests of anti-Christians. It's being displayed from Dec. 9th through 31st this year. We went to take photos last Saturday night when the displays were being finished.
According to Luke 1:26-39 of Bible, the angel Gabriel appeared and told the Virgin Mary that she would conceive and become the mother of Jesus, the Son of God, marking his Incarnation. Gabriel told Mary to name her son Jesus, meaning "Saviour".
A separate annunciation is given to Joseph in Matthew 1:18-21:"Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost."
Herod, also known as Herod the Great (born 73 or 74 BCE, died 4 BCE in Jericho), was a Roman client king of Judea. He was afraid of new king (savior) being born. He ordered to inform newborn babies to him, then he killed the newborn babies. Joseph and Maria was told of this from angels and escaped.
東方の三博士 The Three Wise Men 東方の三博士は、救世主イエス・キリストの降誕を見て拝み、乳香、没薬、黄金を贈り物としてささげたとされる。
The Three Wise Men from Orient brought Sacred Essential Oil (Frankincense), Medicine, and Golds as gifts to Jesus Christ.
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