The Bible tells of the Angel Gabriel appearing to Mary to tell her that she would become pregnant by the power of God’s Holy Spirit and give birth to a son who would be the saviour of the world. If you would like to read this Bible passage please click on this link.
An angel also appeared to Joseph in a dream to tell him that Mary, to whom he was engaged, was pregnant by God’s Holy Spirit. The angel also told Joseph that the baby would be a boy who would be the saviour of he world. You can find this passage in the Bible using this link.
Angels also appeared to the shepherds, a group of people who lived on the margins of society in those days. The angels announced the birth of Jesus to the shepherds. This story is recounted in the Gospel of Luke, and this relevant passage is available at this link.
An angel appeared to Joseph in a dream to warn him that King Herod wanted to kill the baby. Having received this warning Joseph took Mary and Jesus to Egypt where they lived as refugees for a time. Use this link if you’d like to read this Bible passage. An angel appeared to Joseph to let him when Herod had died so that the family could return home from exile.
We are grateful to Courtney and friends for expressing this through dance.