Crooning the voice of love and gratitude, international children from thirteen countries serenaded the 'Divine Duo' recapitulating the essential heavenly blessing called Jesus - The Christ, today, in this beautiful Christmas evening in Prasanthi Nilayam. Conducted by Ms Gesine Strohmeier from Germany, this 10-day old group of 49 children presented a bouquet of hymns that was themed after 'A Christmas Story', singing the glory of the story of God, well interspersed with beautiful commentary.
Earlier, commencing the session, Nativity Procession reproducing the auspicious events related to the 'holy birth' came up to dais, in a regal procession. Group of children in typical periodical Bethlehem attire recreated the marvel of beauty beyond compare.
Continuing with the proceedings, veteran devotee from the U.S. and former International Christmas Committee Chairman gave an introductory talk next, touching upon the story of Christmas with regard to the most authentic King James'version of the Bible.
The guest speaker for the evening was Prof. Leonardo, a diplomat by profession from Columbia, South America. Active with the SSIO from 2001, Leonardo's speech highlighted on the Multifaceted Sai, attributing and explaining the 'many best' versions of Bhagawan. He thanked Jesus for fulfilling his promise, taking all to the Destination, Divine Father.
Bhagawan's Divine discourse followed next - 2003 Christmas version, played on the public address system. Bhajans next ended with Mangala Arathi to Bhagawan.