Catholic Diocese of Cleveland

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St. John Cathedral displays new outdoor crèche

A new Nativity scene is displayed prominently outside the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist at the corner of East Ninth Street and Superior Avenue in downtown Cleveland.

Only the figures, including Mary, St. Joseph, baby Jesus, a shepherd, the Three Kings, a donkey and a lamb, were displayed last year. New this year is a wooden stable, which was built by cathedral staff members. An angel is perched atop the new stable.

The statues were purchased by Father Sean Ralph, cathedral rector, with funds donated by a parishioner.

The crèche, which is lighted beginning at dusk, can be viewed through Jan. 13.

It was set up the weekend of Dec. 15, when cathedral parishioners, staff and volunteers began decorating the mother church of the Diocese of Cleveland for the Christmas season. Dozens of artificial trees covered in white lights, poinsettias, wreaths and a large, historic Nativity scene are among the other decorations at the cathedral.

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