|The altar at St. Casimir Church|
The choir sang several Polish Christmas carols which brought back beautiful memories of my parents who would frequently listen to Czech and Polish carols. One of the carols is included at the end of this post.
There are so many Catholic treasures hidden in the city. What a joy it is to discover and share them!
|the tabernacle-so beautiful!|
|The Blessed Mother-we captured this shot after the altar server had already snuffed the candles that shone so brilliantly, but she is still magnificent!|
|A close-up of our Lady and the Infant Christ|
|St. Joseph with the candles still lit|
|the crucifix on the side of the church|
|I love these old-fashioned lights!|
|A case of reliquaries is in the back of church|
|A sliver from the Cross of Christ|
One of the carols that the choir sang at Mass was Dzisiaj w Betlejem.
Today in Bethlehem
In Bethlehem, oh, in Bethlehem the tidings ring triumphant,
Purest of virgins, purest of virgins bore the Holy Infant.
The Virgin Mary, the Virgin Mary, holds the infant Savior.
As holy Joseph, as holy Joseph, ponders this new wonder.
Come, let us join in, come let us join in, raising grateful voices.
For this great mystr'y, for this great mystr'y: Jesus comes to save us.
Christ is born truly, angels sing duly,
Kings come adoring, shepherds are glorying,
Even dumb creation kneels in adoration.