St. George's, Anderson, Displays Nativities from Around the World
St. George’s, Anderson, is hosting its second annual nativity display featuring over 100 nativity scenes from around the world. Tours are available by appointment only through December 27, 2020
The nativity scenes, or creches, on display are made of wide range of materials and many were lovingly hand-crafted by international artisans. The creches are part of a family collection and were first displayed last year to visitors.
Nativity scenes, a tradition during the Christmas season, can be traced back to 1223. St. Francis of Assisi is credited with creating the first nativity scene in Greccio, Italy, based on the Gospels of Luke and Matthew to help people learn and visualize the story of Jesus’ birth.
Masks and social distancing are required. Groups are limited to 30 people or less. Individuals, families and small groups are most welcome to make a reservation and walk through the creche display in the church to see how different artists and cultures imagine and portray the story of the birth of Christ on Christmas Day.
St. George’s Episcopal Church is located at 2206 East Greenville St (Highway 81), Anderson. For more information, visit www.stgeorgesanderson.org, call 864-224-1104, or email [email protected] to schedule an appointment to visit the St. George’s Nativity Display
Creches from Around the World at St. George's, Anderson
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