Time & Location
25 Dec 2023, 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Bronte, 2A Leichhardt St, Bronte NSW 2024, Australia
About the event
The birth of Jesus Christ, is a story of humble beginnings and divine significance.
In the town of Nazareth, a young woman named Mary, who was betrothed to a man named Joseph, was visited by an angel named Gabriel. The angel told her that she would conceive a son by the Holy Spirit and should name him Jesus, meaning "God saves". This child would be called the Son of God and his kingdom would never end.
Joseph, upon learning of Mary's pregnancy, was initially troubled, but an angel appeared to him in a dream, reassuring him that Mary's child was conceived by the Holy Spirit and encouraging him to take Mary as his wife.
Due to a census ordered by the Roman Emperor Augustus, Joseph and Mary traveled from Nazareth to Bethlehem, Joseph's ancestral home. When they arrived, they found no lodging available. Consequently, Mary gave birth to Jesus in a humble setting, She wrapped the baby in cloths and laid him in a manger.
That night, angels appeared to shepherds in nearby fields, announcing the birth of the Savior, Christ the Lord. The shepherds went to Bethlehem and found Mary, Joseph, and the baby, just as the angels had said.
Meanwhile, wise men (Magi) from the East, guided by a star, arrived in Jerusalem seeking the newborn "king of the Jews". King Herod, disturbed by this, instructed them to find the child and report back to him. The star led the Magi to Bethlehem, where they worshiped Jesus and offered gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed for their country by another route.
The narrative symbolizes the incarnation of God in human form, bringing hope and salvation to the world.