Thursday, December 23, 2010

La Posadas at Emanuel Lutheran Church

At the church where Bob and I are members, Emanuel Lutheran Church in Dallas, there is a Spanish congregation as well as the English congregation. Last night, we celebrated the Mexican tradition of La Posadas. The congregation commemorated the events in the journey of Mary and Joseph from Nazareth to Bethlehem. We had candles to light our way as we walked around the perimeter of the church and stopped at three doors to ask the "innkeepers" if we could stay overnight. The first two "innkeepers" told us we could not stay there. When the owner of the third house finally learns who his guests are, he jubilantly throws open the doors and bids us welcome. We all went into the church for a potluck dinner. Here are some photos I took of the journey --

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