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Child Jesus visits every home in Barili

>> Friday, December 25, 2009

Child Jesus visits our home
       The Child Jesus visits every home in Barili. It is a Catholic tradition here in our place the visitation of the child Jesus on Christmas day. Everyone in the house welcomes the Child Jesus during the visit. The warm welcome is expressed by kissing the infant, uttering a prayer, wiping the child with a clean cloth and embracing the child. 
The Child Jesus (also called Divine Infant, Baby Jesus, or Christ Child) represents Jesus from his birth to the age of twelve. At thirteen he was considered to have become adult, in accordance with both theJewish custom of his own time, and that of most Christian cultures until recent centuries. The Child Jesus has been very frequently depicted in art, from around the third or fourth century onwards, in icons and paintings, sculpture, and all the media available. The most common depictions are of Nativity scenes showing the birth of Jesus, with his mother, Mary, and his legal father Joseph, and depictions of him as a baby with his mother, known as Madonna and Child, of which there are a number of iconographical types in both Eastern and Western traditions. Other scenes from his time as a baby, of his circumcision, Presentation at the temple, the Adoration of the Three Magi, and the Flight to Egypt, are common. Scenes showing his developing years are relatively rare, as these are hardly mentioned in the Gospels. A number of apocryphal texts, the Infancy Gospels grew up with legendary accounts of the intervening period, and these are sometimes shown.
       Do you have this Catholic tradition in your place? 


Me December 25, 2009 at 7:18 AM  

Thanks Ann...merry christmas pod sa inyo tanan....Hugs...Khim

survivor mom December 26, 2009 at 12:58 AM  

Hi sis. Merry Christmas!!

psycha December 26, 2009 at 1:00 AM  

Hello. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Blessed New Year

Geeks2las December 26, 2009 at 1:41 PM  

just dropin' by to say hello...

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