Christmas Day, December 25, 2017

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Tammy got a promotion to Manager of the Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY office of Through The Byzantine Gate.  She’s on winter break enjoying time with her little dogs Fabia and Julietta. 

We wish you a Christmas filled with love, peace and happiness and a Happy New Year.

With best wishes,

–Sammy Serrapede, Jr.
–EmilyAnn Frances May

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Vi auguriamo un Natale pieno di amore, pace e felicita e un felice Anno Nuovo.

Con i migliori auguri,

–Sabbatino Serrapede
–Emilianna Francesca May

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, December 24-25, 2017

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We Three Kings of Orient Are

We three kings of Orient are
Bearing gifts we traverse afar
Field and fountain, moor and mountain
Following yonder star 

O Star of wonder, star of night
Star with royal beauty bright
Westward leading, still proceeding
Guide us to thy Perfect Light 

Born a King on Bethlehem’s plain
Gold I bring to crown Him again
King forever, ceasing never
Over us all to reign 

O Star of wonder, star of night
Star with royal beauty bright
Westward leading, still proceeding
Guide us to Thy perfect light 

Frankincense to offer have I
Incense owns a Deity nigh
Prayer and praising, all men raising
Worship Him, God most high 

O Star of wonder, star of night
Star with royal beauty bright
Westward leading, still proceeding
Guide us to Thy perfect light 

Myrrh is mine, its bitter perfume
Breathes of life of gathering gloom
Sorrowing, sighing, bleeding, dying
Sealed in the stone-cold tomb
O Star of wonder, star of night
Star with royal beauty bright
Westward leading, still proceeding
Guide us to Thy perfect light 

Glorious now behold Him arise
King and God and Sacrifice
Alleluia, Alleluia
Earth to heav’n replies 

O Star of wonder, star of night
Star with royal beauty bright
Westward leading, still proceeding
Guide us to Thy perfect light 

–Rev. John Henry Hopkins, 1857

  

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 Silhouette of Three Wise Men and the Star of Bethlehem
Public Domain Clip
Clipartpal.com via Pinterest

http://www.clipartpal.com/_thumbs/pd/holiday/christmas/3_wisemen_6.png

“We Three Kings of Orient Are”
Carol by Rev. John Henry Hopkins, 1857
Public Domain

https://www.carols.org.uk/we_three_kings_of_orient_are.htm

 Wikipedia
“We Three Kings of Orient Are”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/We_Three_Kings

 

 

41b-A Christmas Greeting to Our Relatives and Paesani

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Rejoice!
For our family,
For our friends.
Those who are near,
Those who are far.
May Our Lord watch over you, guide you, provide for you and bless you always.
Merry Christmas!
And a prosperous New Year.

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Rallegrarsi!
Per la nostra famiglia,
Per i nostri amici.
Coloro che sono vicino,
Coloro che sono lontani,
Possa il Signore vegli su di voi, vi guiderà, fornire per voi e vi benedica sempre.
Buon Natale!
E un prospero Anno Nuovo.

–Sam Serrapede
–EmilyAnn Frances May

 

 


 

 

 

 

Image: University of Dayton via Pinterest
https://uk.pinterest.com/patricialoose/natal/

22c-Merry Christmas!

To our readers and subscribers,

We wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

With best wishes,

EmilyAnn Frances May

Sam Serrapede

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Father Christmas and the glass Christmas tree are from the collection of keepsakes and collectibles my late mother, Emily L. Serrapede left to me.