23 December 2011

"The" Christmas Tale ...


Feliz Navidad ... Merry Christmas !




The Annunciation - Fra Filippo Lippi



And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered.This census first took place while Quirinius was governing Syria. So all went to be registered, everyone to his own city.
Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed wife,who was with child.
So it was, that while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

Luke 2:1-7 - New king James Version






Messiah: For unto us a child is born - Handel - London Symphony Orchestra





Adoration of the Shepherds - Bernardo Cavallino


Había pastores en la misma región, que velaban y guardaban las vigilias de la noche sobre su rebaño. Y se les presentó un ángel del Señor y la gloria del Señor los rodeó de resplandor, y tuvieron gran temor. Pero el ángel les dijo:
No temáis, porque yo os doy nuevas de gran gozo, que será para todo el pueblo: que os ha nacido hoy, en la ciudad de David, un Salvador, que es Cristo el Señor. Esto os servirá de señal: hallaréis al niño envuelto en pañales, acostado en un pesebre.

Repentinamente apareció con el ángel una multitud de las huestes celestiales, que alababan a Dios y decían:

¡Gloria a Dios en las alturas
y en la tierra paz,
buena voluntad para con los hombres!

Sucedió que cuando los ángeles se fueron de ellos al cielo, los pastores se dijeron unos a otros:
Pasemos, pues, hasta Belén, y veamos esto que ha sucedido y que el Señor nos ha manifestado.

Vinieron, pues, apresuradamente, y hallaron a María y a José, y al niño acostado en el pesebre. Al verlo, dieron a conocer lo que se les había dicho acerca del niño. Todos los que oyeron, se maravillaron de lo que los pastores les decían. Pero María guardaba todas estas cosas, meditándolas en su corazón.
Los pastores se volvieron glorificando y alabando a Dios por todas las cosas que habían oído y visto, como se les había dicho.

Lucas 2:8-20 - Reina Valera 1995


 



Oh Come, All Ye Faithfull - Charlotte Church




The Adoration of the Magi - Pieter Aertsen


Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, saying, Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him.
When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born.
So they said to him, In Bethlehem of Judea, for thus it is written by the prophet:

But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
Are not the least among the rulers of Judah;
For out of you shall come a Ruler
Who will shepherd My people Israel.

Then Herod, when he had secretly called the wise men, determined from them what time the star appeared. And he sent them to Bethlehem and said, Go and search carefully for the young Child, and when you have found Him, bring back word to me, that I may come and worship Him also.

When they heard the king, they departed; and behold, the star which they had seen in the East went before them, till it came and stood over where the young Child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy. And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshiped Him. And when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
Then, being divinely warned in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed for their own country another way.

Matthew 2:1-12 - New King James Version






God rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - Kings College Cambridge



Flight into Egypt - Giotto di Bondone

 
Después que partieron ellos, un ángel del Señor apareció en sueños a José y le dijo: Levántate, toma al niño y a su madre, y huye a Egipto. Permanece allá hasta que yo te diga, porque acontecerá que Herodes buscará al niño para matarlo.

Entonces él, despertando, tomó de noche al niño y a su madre, y se fue a Egipto. Estuvo allí hasta la muerte de Herodes, para que se cumpliera lo que dijo el Señor por medio del profeta, cuando dijo: De Egipto llamé a mi Hijo.

Mateo 2:13-15 - Reina Valera 1995

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