Las Posadas (a Hispanic Christmas Service)

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

Hispanic Christians often celebrate Christmas with this Las Posadas service. This service dramatizes Mary and Joseph's search for a place to stay. It is normally celebrated during the Advent season. In its focus on the events immediately preceding Jesus' birth, it can be most appropriately used near or on the celebration of Christmas.

In the Hispanic experience Las Posadas follows a historical tradition of fiesta, a feast. In the religious sense, fiesta is the conjunction of sacred time and...


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