A CHRISTMAS PAGEANT
Nativity plays are now incredibly popular throughout the Christian world. Schools and churches put them on to varying degrees of success every year and many of us will remember holding our breath when finding out which part we'd been given.
Its origins, however, lie in the 13th century. Pope Francis' namesake, St Francis of Assisi, is believed to be the first to create a physical nativity scene in 1223 to remind the local population that Jesus was born for them, as he was born into a poor family like theirs and not to a rich family.Can you complete the puzzle below where all the words are related to The Navivity. One word has been given to start you off. When you have completed the whole puzzle, can you rearranged the letters in the shaded squares to reveal an associated word.
3 letter words 5 letter words 8 letter words
GOD GIFTS MANGER AUGUSTUS
INN HEROD STABLE EMMANUEL
4 letter words JESUS VIRGIN NATIVITY
BABY MYRRH 7 letter words NAZARETH
BORN PEACE ANIMALS 9 letter words
GOLD 6 letter words GABRIEL BETHLEHEM
MAGI ANGELS GALILEE INN KEEPER
MARY CENSUS MESSIAH SHEPHERDS
NOEL DONKEY PROMISE SWADDLING
STAR JOSEPH SAVIOUR 12 letter words