Monday, December 1, 2008

Advent Calendar: Roman Door 1

Last year I enjoyed posting a daily Advent Calendar of Roman windows. This year I will continue with an Advent Calendar of Roman doors. I remember enjoying Advent Calendars as a child and I shared them over the years with my own kids, Emily and Peter. Each day in December we looked forward to opening a little door and revealing a picture, and sometimes a verse, relating to Christmas. I hope you will enjoy these doors of Rome. 

This is the door to our apartment building on Piazza Oderico da Pordenone. Vincenzo is bringing in a fig tree for our balcony. Soon we will be bringing in a Christmas Tree!

Prepare ye the way of the Lord: make straight in the desert a
highway for our God.

From Handel's Messiah: Part I
Recitative


3 comments:

Mark Stoner said...

Thanks Larry,

I was up in NYC a few weeks ago and heard you were around then too. But, alas our paths did not cross.

Happy Holidays to you and Vincenzio!

Mark Stoner said...

Ooops I mean Vincenzo!
I need to proof my typing
:)

Stephen John Aloysius Stroup said...

Advent blessings for you, Vincenzo, your friends, co-workers, students, and Caravita community!
O come, o come, Emmanuel: God-with-us!
Stephen/+Em