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Christmas Procession with Creative tableau by United Christians, Archdiocese of Bhopal

To mark the beginning of the Christmas season the Archdiocese of Bhopal organized a Christmas Rally 2019 in collaboration with united Christians of all denominations in the city of lakes on 15 Dec. 2019. The rally began from Campion school ground with a short Prayer by Pastor Rev. Biju Varghese, AG Church., Bhopal followed by flagged off by Archbishop Leo Cornelio SVD with papal flag.

The rally began at 3 pm from Campion School ground and passed through MANIT, Mata Mandir, Nutan College, 10 no. Market, 11 No. and finally ended at St. Joseph School Ground, E-6 Arera Colony, Asha Niketan Campus at 5:30 pm. Almost taking two hours to reach the concluding spot.

Archbishop Leo Cornelio SVD addressing the gathering said – God loved the man so much that He sent His only Son to the world to make us to experience the newness of life. The newness begins with the renewal of our personal lives, our relational lives and nature. In every person’s there are three dimensions namely: God, Man and Nature. We often give more importance to God and men and forget the nature. Therefore we need to become a bridge between the above three to avoid Eco-imbalance physical impurity and social division. Christmas unites man, God and Nature so that we may live in harmony with three towards an ever lasing happiness, he added.

Archbishop together with all the Pastors and Priests cut the Christmas cake to express Joy and Happiness in the presence of large number of faithful and religious.

Fr. Maria Stephen the PRO said that the United Christians Christmas Rally brought the people together by burying the differences and promoted unity in diversity, recognising the weak, the least, the last and the lost. The Christmas rally fulfilled the objectives with the help and support of all the Priests, Pastors, religious and faithful.

The following Churches participated with their creative tableau in the rally –Assumption Church (Arera Colony), Mata Mariam Chruch (Patel Nagar), Queen of the Universe Church (Kolar), Campion Church, Holy Family Church (Habibganj), Pilar Church (Shanti Nagar), St. John Mary Vianney (Nehru Nagar), CNI Bethlehem Church, The Zion Church (Kolar), Hallelluia Church, The Pioneer Church and Love and Prayer Service Society (Prem Nagar). Queen Mary School (Rajiv Nagar), St. Theresa Girls School (Piplani), United Engineering (Govindpura) and many more tableau from different places participated in the rally.

Fr. Shaji E. proposed a vote of thanks to all the volunteers, Youth, collaborators and benefactors followed by a concluding prayer by Pastor Samuel B. Francis and final blessings from Archbishop. The program ended with national anthem. It is to be noted that the people from different walks of life benefited maximum from the procession by receiving the message of love, peace and joy.