Up Night's Nativity Creche Christened Colorfully!”
Ramesh C. Reddy
Editors Note: Coverage for this article has also been taken from
the Pittsburgh Standard archives!
Located at the U.S. Steel
Plaza in downtown Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Creche is the world's only
authorized replica of the creche that stands in front of Saint Peter's
Basilica in Rome.
First erected in 1999
through the work of the Christian Leaders Fellowship, the creche appears
again through generous gifts from Pittsburgh labor unions, businesses,
religious organizations, and other community members.
The creche features
larger-than-life-size renderings of the Holy Family, the Magi, an angel,
shepherds, animals, and a stable, along with a professional sound and
From left to right: Neha, Mitra, Tanuja, Jenil, Poovaiah, Shivam, Omkar,
and Pastor Hugo
Ramesh narrates the Christmas story related to
the Nativity Creche By Ramesh C. Reddy
(Nov 21, 2014, 11:02 a.m.)
Christmas Story with Sing Along Songs By
Ramesh C. Reddy (Dec 2005)
The stable design is taken
directly from Vatican blueprints. Pietro Simonelli, sculptor of the
original Vatican creche, created the initial figures for the Pittsburgh
display and the new figures added in 2000 and 2001.
In 2002, local artists
from JE Scenic Technologies, in affiliation with the Pittsburgh Civic
Light Opera, assumed this intricate task. Like Simonelli, they will
create figures with lifelike hands, feet, and faces. Each sculpture is
made from weatherproofed paper-mache and placed on a wooden frame.
As we seek to find peace
in our world, this spectacular outdoor nativity scene is a powerful
reminder of the true meaning and purpose of Christmas.
Source: Brochure called "THE PITTSBURGH CRECHE"
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U.S. STEEL PLAZA
THE CHRISTIAN LEADERS FELLOWSHIP
The Pittsburgh Creche was dedicated at noon on Nov 17 with performances
by the students and staff of St. Athanasius, St. Mary, and St.
Ursula followed by messages, prayer, blessings, and songs by the
Christian Leaders Fellowship.
Students sing 'Glory to God in the Highest'
Students use flutes for Christmas melody!
17, 07, 11:36 p.m.)
Christian Leaders Fellowship Christens Christmas Creche! (Nov
17, 07, 10:57 p.m.)
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