"Vatican Nativity Scene 2021/ Pachamama link”
"Vatican Nativity Scene 2021/ Pachamama link”

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The birth of the savior is announced by an angel who played a traditional Andean instrument called the wajrapuco, made from a cow horn, which is considered sacred in Peru, because the locals believe that it calls Pachamama.

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The birth of the Saviour will be announced by an angel playing the Wajrapuco, the traditional Andean wind instrument. Indigenous animals such as alpacas, vicunas, and the Andean condor, Peru’s national symbol, will also be featured.



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Vatican: Nativity scene from the Andes, Christmas tree from the Dolomites
This year's Vatican Nativity scene, which will stand in St. Peter's Square, comes from Peru, from the village of chopcca, located in the middle of the Andes. It will include 30 figures made by five famous regional artists. In turn, the Christmas tree, which is traditionally located next to the Vatican obelisk, will come from Andalo in the Italian region of Trento, in the picturesque Dolomites. The municipality of Trento will also take care of the decorations, which will hang on a 28-meter spruce.
Łukasz Sośniak SJ – Vatican City

The Nativity scene is supposed to commemorate 200. the anniversary of Peru's independence, as well as to show the truth about the universality of salvation, seen through the culture of the Andean peoples. "Christ incarnated to save every man, regardless of his language or nation," reads the message of the governor of the Vatican State.

The traditional ceremony of turning on the Christmas tree lights and the inauguration of the Nativity scene will take place on December 10 at 5 p.m. It will be led by Archbishop Fernando vérgez Alzaga, president of the governorate of the Vatican State. On the same morning, the delegations from chopcca and Andalo will be received in the audience by Pope Francis and will receive Christmas gifts from the Holy Father.

The figures of the baby Jesus, the Virgin Mary, St. Joseph, the three wise men and the shepherds are made in natural size from ceramics, agave wood and fiberglass. They wear the regional costumes of the Andean peoples. Also, the little Jesus is wrapped in a traditional Andean plaid, girded with a braided belt. The Three Kings bring gifts in the form of dishes typical of the region, such as potatoes, Peruvian rice, kiwicha, the famous Inca herb, and canihua, a plant with extraordinary health benefits. They are accompanied by lamas carrying the Peruvian flag on their backs.

The birth of the savior is announced by an angel who played a traditional Andean instrument called the wajrapuco, made from a cow horn, which is considered sacred in Peru, because the locals believe that it calls Pachamama.

In the Nativity scene there will also be figures of animals belonging to the local fauna, such as alpacas, sheep, Andean vicuna, wiskachans, or chinchilla rodents, Andean flamingos and, of course, the Andean condor, the national symbol of Peru.

There will also be statues of Representatives of the chopcca community, with its culture, tradition and tools that their ancestors used to cultivate the land. It's a Quechua-speaking community of just over 10,000. residents. Inhabits areas up to 4,5 thousand. m N. P. M.

In turn, the inhabitants of Andalo, where spruce comes from, are people famous for their diligence. In the local dialect there is a saying: "ntant che pòlsest va a tagliar su Legna" (when you rest, cut some wood), which reflects their character. Andalo is one of the municipalities belonging to the Adamello Brenta nature reserve. It is surrounded by a forest consisting of coniferous and deciduous trees. It is from these ancient forests that the Great Spruce comes, which will be placed in St. Peter's square and which, together with the Nativity scene, will be exhibited until the end of the Christmas period, that is, until the feast of the baptism of the Lord, which falls on Sunday, January 9, 2022.
First trumpet out of seven. Qui habet aures audiendi, audiat- "he who hath hears to hear, let him hear" ;-)
I wonder what Where [strike]Pacha[/strike] Peter Is' excuse for this will be.

Presumably something along the lines of "well, actually, they were talking about Our Lady and you're a schismatic for disagreeing with us".
La fleur fade est de courtoisie,
La fleur de France s'est remise,
Le Roy Saint Louis, à l'ombre du chêne,
Brille pour cette terre promise.
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(just kidding... a little)

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