ORIGINAL SHRINE, Maria Fischer, Roberto Gonzalez •
Just in front of the Original Shrine there is a beautiful pine tree. It will soon be the Holy Night. … The lights are already shining out … —
The beautiful Colorado Spruce that used to grow behind the Original Shrine has grown too large and had to be felled. However, in the time of Christmas it will have an honourable task to fulfil, because it has become the Christmas tree of the Original. It is not quite as tall and imposing as the one in St Peter’s Square, but it is very beautiful.
The Colorado Spruce has become the Christmas Tree. It will soon be the Holy Night.
The Original Shrine will be closed for three weeks in January on account of extensive renovation works.
Original: German, 23.12.2018. Translation: Mary Cole, Manchester, England