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The Christmas Story

Christmas Special Part 6

But it came to pass in those days that a commandment went forth from the emperor Augustus that all the world should be esteemed.

And this estimation was the very first, and happened at the time when Quirinius was governor in Syria.

And every man went to be appraised, every man to his own city.

Then Joseph also departed out of Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, into the land of Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; because he was of the house and family of David; that he might be esteemed with Mary his familiar wife: who was with child.

And when they were there, the time came for her to give birth.

And she bare her firstborn, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger: for they had no other room in the inn.

And there were shepherds in the same region in the field by the hurdles, keeping watch over their flock by night.

And the angel of the Lord came to them, and the clarity of the Lord shone around them; and they were greatly afraid.

And the angel said to them: Fear not!

Behold, I proclaim unto you great joy, which shall be to all people: for unto you is born this day a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord, in the city of David.

And this have for a sign

You shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, and lying in a manger. And immediately there was with the angel the multitude of the heavenly host, praising God and saying:

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men of his good pleasure.

And when the angels departed from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us go now to Bethlehem, and see the story that is done, which the Lord hath made known unto us.

And they came in haste, and found both Mary and Joseph, withal the child lying in a manger.

And when they had seen it, they spread abroad the word that was spoken unto them of that child.

And all before whom it came marvelled at what the shepherds had said.

But Mary kept all these words, and moved them in her heart.

And the shepherds turned again, praising and glorifying God for all that they had heard and seen, as had been said to them.

Source: The Bible - Luke 2:1- 20

More Christmas Specials:

The Great Christmas Special: Introduction and Origins

The Christmas tree and other Christmas symbols

Christmas greetings from around the world

Christmas traditions around the world I

Christmas traditions around the world II

Christmas poems

Frankfurt Christmas Recipes

Christmas markets in Frankfurt and RheinMain

The Frankfurt Christmas Market

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