Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas from Our Lady of Vilnius, NYC

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This picture was taken last year. As I stood outside taking it, 70 people sat at table for Kucios. This year our Kucios was symbolic and took place on the front steps of the building. Our little stable, which became a shrine after the church was locked in February, was dismantled and removed anonymously one night, not by our friends.

The building itself, old and unrestored, embodies the humility of the stable where Christ was born. It was a place where Christ was born in many hearts and the value of all men as God’s beloved creations was upheld.

Please help us to regain this irreplaceable spiritual legacy with your prayers.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for keeping the memory of my family's parish alive.

Nobody's Wife said...

Thank you for your comment. It was like a gift under the tree. We hope to preserve more than the memory. Even if they take the building, we're going to stay together and build the community.