Las Posadas: A multigenerational celebration to begin the holiday season

Sunday, December 2nd, 2018

- Yvette Salinas, Rev. Diane Rollert and Katharine Childs with music by Sandra Hunt and Eleuthera Diconca-Lippert and the Parts in Peace Choir.

A modern interpretation of Las Posadas. At Christmas time in Mexico and other Latinx communities, groups re-enact the story of Mary and Joseph seeking shelter (las posadas) for the baby Jesus to be born.  Families go from house to house in the neighbourhood for nine nights, singing, carrying candles, and asking for the couple to be let in.  Of course, everyone has an excuse for why they can’t offer refuge — until the final night! Then the real celebration begins. In these times when sanctuary is too often denied, this story has much to tell us about the meaning of opening our hearts. This is also when we’ll light the menorah for the first night of Hanukkah and our first Advent candle.

Listen to the full service here: