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Nativity Set/Creche Blessing

For Use by Laypersons

To offer this blessing, set out the Nativity set (also commonly called a Creche or Manger Scene) and pray this prayer over it. You may want to sprinkle holy water over the whole set, including any structures and figurines. Traditionally, while it is set up during Advent, the baby Jesus is added to the set at Christmas (Dec. 25th), and the Wise Men on Epiphany (Jan. 6th).

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A Nativity Set by David Bennett The Blessing
O God,
Blessed are you,
king of the universe:
you have created all things
for your eternal glory.
We ask your blessing
upon this nativity scene.
As we gaze upon this portrayal
of the birth of your Son, Our Lord,
give to us, we pray, your grace and love,
and in turn, we will share your love and mercy
with everyone we meet.
Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen

Updated 12-17-2016

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