nativity nativity  /nə ˈtɪ və ti/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the event of being born
  2. (n) the theological doctrine that Jesus Christ had no human father; Christians believe that Jesus's birth fulfilled Old Testament prophecies and was attended by miracles; the Nativity is celebrated at Christmas

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  • In the Bible, you have Jesus as a child in the nativity scenes, then at age 12 at the Temple in Jerusalem, and then you don't see him until he's 30.

News

  1. Nativity of Our Lord to host annual picnic

    Nativity of Our Lord Parish in Duryea will hold its annual picnic from 6 to 11 pm. on Friday, July 12, from 5 to 1130 p.m. on Saturday, July 13 and from 4 to 10 p.m. on Sunday, July 14 on the Sacred Heart of Jesus Picnic Grounds, 529 Stephenson St., Duryea.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Times Leader

  2. Texas Gov. Rick Perry Says No Freedom From Religion (Video)

    Texas Governor Rick Perry signed the "Religious Freedoms Bill" today, which says public school students and officials can use religious phrases such as  “Merry Christmas” (video below). The bill also allows religious holiday symbols such as menorahs or nativity scenes on school property. “I’m proud we are standing up for religious freedom in our state. Freedom of religion doesn’t mean freedom ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Opposing Views

  3. Perry signs ‘Merry Christmas bill,’ comments on special session, Lehmberg, West

    Proclaiming that “the holidays are coming early this year,” Gov. Rick Perry signed the “Merry Christmas bill” into law Thursday afternoon, clarifying that public schools may display Christmas trees, nativity scenes and menorahs on school property.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Austin American-Statesman

Quotes

  1. Romney said: "We should acknowledge the Creator as did the founders, in ceremony and word. He should remain on our currency, in our pledge, in the teaching of our history and, during the holiday season, nativity scenes and menorahs should be welcome...
    on Dec 6, 2007 By: Mitt Romney Source: Guardian Unlimited

  2. "I don't think Nativity scenes belong on the outside of capitols either," Gaylor said.
    on Oct 31, 2009 By: Annie Laurie Gaylor Source: Seattle Times

  3. "Right now, the law calls for a menorah, star and crescent, and Christmas tree but specifically prohibits a nativity scene," Avella noted. "A menorah and a star and crescent are religious symbols. A Christmas tree is not."
    on Jun 28, 2007 By: Tony Avella Source: CNSNews.com

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