Georgia Bulletin

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Photo By Michael Alexander
Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory delivers the keynote address during the inaugural Nativity scene display at the Georgia Capitol. The Nativity scene was on view from Dec. 23-29. The Georgia Nativity Scene Committee sponsored the dedication ceremony.


Nativity scene in the spotlight at the Georgia Capitol

Published January 8, 2015

ATLANTA—Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory was on hand to provide opening and closing prayers and a keynote talk at the dedication ceremony for a Nativity scene held Dec. 23, just before Christmas 2014. The crèche was placed in the rotunda of the Capitol.

The Nativity, funded by private citizens and sponsored by the Thomas More Society of Chicago, was provided by the Georgia Nativity Scene Committee, a Christian organization.

(Front row, l-r) Rowan Blankenship, Lincoln Blankenship, Luke Wilborn, Nicholas Houlihan, Lucy Wright, Charlotte Wearne and Sutton Wearne join fellow choir members from St. John Bosco Academy in Suwanee as they sing “Dona Nobis Pacem” and “Silent Night” during the Nativity dedication ceremony. Photo By Michael Alexander

Patrick Smith, of Boy Scout Troop 419, Duluth, constructed the stable for his Eagle Scout project, with the assistance of his scoutmaster and others.

Under the direction of Leigh Ann Wearne, music was provided by the St. John Bosco Academy choir and an a capella group, Sounds of Suwanee.