Las Posadas

Posada (or Las Posadas) is a Mexican tradition. The Advent celebration commemorates Mary and Joseph’s search for lodgings when they came to Bethlehem for the census. To watch a short clip from the journey for the kids, go here:

This was the fourth (and final) stop on this morning’s journey. The kids were refused by three other “inns” (study rooms in the library) before they were welcomed into the stable room, closing out their journey with a hymn. The last three men who enter the room in this video are the three other seminarians who served as innkeepers. They refused the kids entry, but read passages from Scripture before sending them on their way (also a part of the tradition).

Come Though long-expected Jesus
Born to set They people free;
From our fears and sins release us,
let us find our rest in Thee.
Israel’s strength and consolation,
Hope of all the earth Thou art;
Dear desire of every nation,
Joy of every longing heart.