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St Paul's Church Plaine Verte presented a Nativity Play and Christmas Carols in Front of the transformed Pedestrian Street for the End Of Year Commercial Hub festivities that became Magon St on 24 Dec 2013. Archbishop the Most Rev Ian Ernest said the opening prayer in front of the extremely busy crowded street and witnessed the Good News of the birth of Jesus Christ in the little town of Bethlehem Israel with the zealous young people of the parish .
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December 25, 2013

[Diocese of Mauritius - Indian Ocean] Isa 52:1 Jerusalem, be strong and great again! Holy city of God, clothe yourself with splendor! The heathen will never enter your gates again.
Isa 52:2 Shake yourself free, Jerusalem! Rise from the dust and sit on your throne! Undo the chains that bind you, captive people of Zion!
Isa 52:3 The Sovereign LORD says to his people, "When you became slaves, no money was paid for you; in the same way nothing will be paid to set you free.
Isa 52:4 When you went to live in Egypt as foreigners, you did so of your own free will; Assyria, however, took you away by force and paid nothing for you.
Isa 52:5 And now in Babylonia the same thing has happened: you are captives, and nothing was paid for you. Those who rule over you boast and brag and constantly show contempt for me.
Isa 52:6 In time to come you will acknowledge that I am God and that I have spoken to you."
Isa 52:7 How wonderful it is to see a messenger coming across the mountains, bringing good news, the news of peace! He announces victory and says to Zion, "Your God is king!"
Isa 52:8 Those who guard the city are shouting, shouting together for joy. They can see with their own eyes the return of the LORD to Zion.
Isa 52:9 Break into shouts of joy, you ruins of Jerusalem! The LORD will rescue his city and comfort his people.
Isa 52:10 The LORD will use his holy power; he will save his people, and all the world will see it.