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Christmas 2011 – Romania

Christmas 2011 - Romania
“Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.” (Luke 2:10,11)

Christmas is the Holiday that brings bless, light and warmth for each family. Gathered around the fir tree, we offer kindness, humility and joy.

And we wait for the carols… and the star, a symbol reminding us of the Magi who traveled with gifts to the place where child Jesus and His Mother were, and also of the star present in the Icon of Our Lord’s Birth.

The postage stamp of Christmas 2011 issue illustrates the image of the icon of “Na?terea Domnului Iisus Hristos“ (“Our Lord’s Jesus Christ’s Birth”) from the patrimony of the Archdiocese of Tomis (“În?l?area Domnului” / “Our Lord’s Ascension”) wooden church from Satu Nou, Oltina -ConstantaCounty), an icon painted in tempera and gold leaf dating back to late 19th century.

The wooden church from Satu Nou was built in 1863 and since 2004 it has been introduced on the list of historical monuments in Romania for its historical and architectural value.

Title: Christmas 2011 – Romania
Date of Issue: 18 November 2011
Country: Romania
Denominations: 1L

Source: http://www.romfilatelia.ro

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