Item description for Stations of the Nativity: Meditations on the Incarnation of Christ by Raymond Chapman...
Overview This devotional guide to the 40 days from Advent to Christmas builds on the popularity of the ancient Christian tradition of walking the Stations of the Cross. Each station includes an opening sentence and a response, a Bible reading, a reflection, prayers, a longer meditation, and a short closing prayer.
Publishers Description Illustrated devotions to enrich your understanding of the Nativity narratives. includes readings and prayers to help individuals and groups walk the Stations of the Nativity.
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Raymond Chapman is the author of Firmly I Believe:an Oxford Movement reader in the same series, and several bestselling volumes on prayer including Leading Intercessions and The Intercessor's Guide. He is a retired Professor of English and a priest in London.
Raymond Chapman currently resides in Southwark. Raymond Chapman was born in 1924.
Raymond Chapman has published or released items in the following series...
Reflections on the Gospels for Sundays and Holy Days, Years
Reviews - What do customers think about Stations of the Nativity: Meditations on the Incarnation of Christ?
An excellent concept, worth trying and/or adapting Aug 26, 2000
Stations of the Nativity is an interesting attempt to create for Advent/Christmas season an equivalent to the Lenten Way of the Cross. The 14 stations use are: Zechariah, Annunciation, Visitation, Birth of John the Baptist, Joseph's Dream, Birth of Jesus, Shepherds and Angels, Shepherds at the Manger, Circumcision, Magi, Presentation, Flight to Egypt, Massacre of the Innocents and the Return to Nazareth.
The book sets out a ritual beginning and ending with prayer and hymn. For each station there is a short responsory, a scriptural reading from the nativity accounts, a short meditation, a prayer, a second responsory and a poetic reflection.
The black and white illustrations for this book are excellent - included are: a 1923 wood engraving by Eric Gill, a drawing from an Ethiopian Book of the Gospels, a piece by Lorenzo Lono (Italy 1480-1556) etc. There is a short collection of poems and readings relating to the Nativity.
While there are a few "kinks" to work out to make it work well as ritual, this book is an excellent source to adapt for personal or communal Advent/Christmas prayer.