The 9th edition of the Live Crib at Nazzarenu, Xaghra

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The 9th edition of the Live Crib at Nazzarenu, XaghraThe Guiding Light Group proudly announces the forthcoming 9th edition of the annual ‘Live Crib’. This year the ‘Live Crib’s theme is going to be: “u medditu f’maxtura” (Lq 2,7) “and laid him in a manger” (Luke 2,7).

For the last nine years, a group of youths and teenagers have been coming together, devoting their spare time to start work on this socio-religious event which is now an important part of the Group’s annual proceedings. Not only is the ‘Live Crib’ now a yearly event in the Group’s calendar, but it has also become one of the ‘must sees’ organised during the Christmas season.

The Guiding Light Group this year will be celebrating its tenth year in the making. The sole and main aim of this group, as always, has been to help local youths and teenagers to come closer to understanding the Word of Jesus Christ. Every week during the scholastic season, local youths and teenagers gather at Nazzarenu in Xaghra, for a weekly religious meeting.The 9th edition of the Live Crib at Nazzarenu, XaghraWhile organising voluntary activities the group also organised activities away from the Maltese Islands. A very fulfilling experience was when the group was lucky enough to be part of the worldwide youth event; The World Youth Day in the year 2000 in the city of Rome, Italy and then also in the year 2005 in the city of Cologne, Germany. During these two events the group met youths from all over the world who all gathered for the same aim to experience the message of Jesus Christ from fellow youths and to be able to hear the Pope’s message on the World Youth day.

As in previous years, the Live Crib will again be held in Triq Mannar in Xaghra, Gozo close to Nazzarenu Church. The Live Crib will be located in an old farmhouse and will be divided into several scenes, where visitors will be able to see different characters in their natural environment, typical of the Jewish setting at the time of our Saviour Jesus Christ. In all, the Live Crib will hold about twenty five different characters dressed in typical Jewish clothing which, along with live animals which will give life to the Crib and send out a message to the public who visit it.

Above all, the main aim of the group is that people visiting the crib go back in time and experience the lifestyle in the time of Jesus and come out back to the 21st century with a message from Jesus Christ through the characters seen in the crib and with a new profound meaning of the true happiness that everyone should experience during the Christmas period.

The Live Crib (located close to the Church of Jesus of Nazareth in Xaghra, Gozo), will be open to the public on the following days, Thursday, the 24th of December, from 6.00pm till 8.00pm, Friday, the 25th of December, from 3.00pm till 9.00pm, Saturday, the 26th of December, from 3.00pm till 9.00pm, Sunday, the 27th of December, from 3.00pm till 9.00pm and on Friday, the 1st of January, from 3.00pm till 9.00pm. Entranceto the Live Crib is free.

For more information please visit the group’s website or call on telephone: 21560813 or mobile: 99885583.

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