Texas Tuesday: Nativity Scene

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas inside Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church in the City of Houston. Here’s a glimpse of our traditional nativity scene beneath hundreds and hundreds of stars in the beautiful, hand-painted ceiling of the nave.

Palmer Nativity

If you’re going to be in Houston on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, click here for information about our Christmas worship services, childcare, and parking. If you’re going to be somewhere else, geographically or liturgically, be sure to take a moment to remember the birth of Jesus, who still comes looking for room in our hearts.

That reality brings to mind the concluding words of a famous Christmas carol that were written by the Rt. Rev. Phillips Brooks, who served as the Rector of Trinity Episcopal Church in Boston from 1869 until he was elected Bishop of Massachusetts in 1891. You probably know him only as the author of “O little town of Bethlehem.”

O holy Child of Bethlehem,
descend to us, we pray;
cast out our sin and enter in,
be born in us today.
We hear the Christmas angels
the great glad tidings tell;
O come to us, abide with us,
our Lord Emmanuel!

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