Advent Day 9: Family Ties

Lo, how a rose e'er blooming
From tender stem hath sprung
Of Jesse's lineage coming
As seers of old have sung

According to the Bible, Jesus was descended from Jesse through King David. The Jesse tree, an Advent tradition, is a symbol of what family means in the story of Jesus' birth.

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An excerpt from Anne Rice's novel "Christ the Lord" in which the boy Jesus' uncle Cleopas tells him how his family regarded his miraculous conception.

Make a Jesse Tree
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