A unique living Nativity was presented at the Franciscan Church of the Assumption in Syracuse Dec. 18. The church was filled with prayer and song, followed by a re-creation of the live Nativity first created by St. Francis of Assisi in Greccio, Italy, in 1223. Here, some scenes from the event.

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Angels Ashlyn Fuller, Rachel Reeder, and Nina Reeder.- SUN PHOTO | CHUCK WAINWRIGHT


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During the Nativity, St. Francis (Alexander LaPoint) took the baby Jesus (Grace LaPoint) into his arms, representing “all of us who do the same in our hearts.” – SUN PHOTO | CHUCK WAINWRIGHT


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– SUN PHOTO | CHUCK WAINWRIGHT


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– SUN PHOTO | CHUCK WAINWRIGHT


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