Saturday, December 3, 2011


Shalom was the greeting we exchanged with people we encountered on our trek to Bethlehem, around the block in Bala. Hundreds came to take this recreated journey, decreed by Caesar to pay taxes and be counted, and were led in formed groups, the story of The Saviour narrarated by actors and vignettes set up around the neighbourhood.
[Cameras didn't exist then and weren't permitted for pictures now.]


  1. Too bad it rained. We got soaked. However the inter-active event tells the Christmas story much better than a few readings at a church service.

  2. Shalom!
    What time were you there Deb? I went at 5:30 just when it started and was finished before any rain.
    I second your opinion that this is a better approach, which I guess is why this initial one time event is now in its 19th year!
    Seasons Greetings to you and your family!