The Blessing Of The Crèche

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

In many churches it is a tradition to bless the crche during the opening of the Christmas service. A person in the processional may carry a figure representing the Christ child to the crche and lay the child in the crche as a symbol of the birth of Christ. Then, the following may be said:

The minister and others standing before the crche may say:

Minister:The Virgin will be with child, and will give birth to a son.

People:And they will call him Immanuel, God with us.

Minister:The Word became...


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