the Bird of the Nativity

Drat those ring-doves, cry the starlings.
Sick to death of dears and darlings.

Festivals of Light

Birds of the Season

Mary and the Holy Birth

Presentation of Christ in the Temple

 

Birds Eye View

An Iconoclasts view...

Sallys pigeons...

Pigeons and Park Benches

Pigeon Revenge

Pigeons, a Christmas Story

The Living Holiday Symbol

The Unappreciated Pigeon

The Value of Pigeons

Poisoning Pigeons in the Park

Tom Lehrer reprise A Christmas Carol

Pigeon [pijen]

Turtled Doves

Two Dirty Doves

Migration

Pigeon Conspiracy

Feeding Pigeons in the Park

Feeding Pigeons in the Park reprise

Candlemas Celebrations

 

Pigeon, pigeon in the sky,

dropping whitewash in my eye!
Im a big boy, I dont cry.
Im just glad that cows dont fly.
 

 

Pigeons are rats with wings.

:Woody Allen

 

Luke 2: 22 When the time came for their purification according to the Law of Moses, Joseph and Mary brought Jesus up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord 23 (as it is written in the law of the Lord, Every firstborn male shall be designated as holy to the Lord), 24 and they offered a sacrifice according to what is stated in the law of the Lord, a pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons. 25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon; this man was righteous and devout, looking forward to the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit rested on him. 26 It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lords Messiah. 27 Guided by the Spirit, Simeon came into the temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him what was customary under the law, 28 Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying,

29 Master, now you are dismissing your servant in peace, according to your word;

30 for my eyes have seen your salvation,

31 which you have prepared in the presence of all your peoples,

32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to your people Israel.

33 And the child's father and mother were amazed at what was being said about him. 34 Then Simeon blessed them and said to his mother, Mary, This child is destined for the falling and the rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be opposed 35 so that the inner thoughts of many will be revealed - and a sword will pierce your own soul too. 36 There was also a prophet, Anna the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher: She was of a great age, having lived with her husband seven years after her marriage, 37 then as a widow to the age of eighty-four. She never left the temple but worshiped there with fasting and prayer night and day. 38 At that moment she came, and began to praise God and to speak about the child to all who were looking for the redemption of Jerusalem. 39 When they had finished everything required by the law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee, to their own town of Nazareth. 40 The child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom; and the favour of God was upon him. [Luke 2:22-40]