Las Posadas is a Spanish word that means inn. Las Posadas commemorates the journey of Joseph and Mary looking for a place to spend the night at the time Jesus was born and has become a Mexican tradition in the celebration of Christmas. In this way, they relive the nativity of the Lord.
For nine days before Christmas, people repeat the celebration. Through prayers and drama, people experience the taste of uncertainty of not finding a place to stay, and the joy of a newborn king of kings.
The people enact the journey of asking for lodging, by singing the petition. Each time the people inside refuse them, until at last they arrive at the final inn and there they receive posada, concluding with prayers and songs of joy.
Las Posadas have four main parts:
THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF ST. PHILIP THE APOSTLE
IS CELEBRATING LA POSADA ON
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2021
ALL ARE INVITED
THERE IS GOING TO BE FOOD AND DRINKS
PROVIDED BY THE PEOPLE OF ST. PHILIP’S AND FRIENDS.
IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, YOU MAY BRING A GIFT FOR A ‘SPIRIT-LED GIFT EXCHANGE’. IT WILL BE FUN!
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