5:01 p.m., Dec. 4
2012 Christmas Crib / the Cathedral Nativity Scene (Archcathedral Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul on the Cathedral Island in Poznan, Basilica Minor from December 10, 1962). This cathedral crib is a wonderful affirmation of our faith in the Christ Child. The gentle anthem ‘A Child, A King’ says ‘A manger holds redemption’s plan: the Son of God, the Son of Man! Behold, the Holy Child of whom the angels sing: a Child, a King! The Holy Child, my King’, with music by Ruth Elaine Schram and her daughter, Celsie Staggers. The MP3 file is easy to reach at http://choralmusic.com/audio/achildaking.mp3 (for musical expression). Both the Nativity scenes and carol-singing (plays) are traditionally performed in Polish churches throughout the Christmas season until the Candlemas on 2 February.
January 29, 2013