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Bishop Robert Brennan Lights Christmas Tree and Blesses Nativity Scene in Grand Army Plaza

Diocese Brooklyn
December 15, 2022

Bishop Robert Brennan Lights Christmas Tree and Blesses Nativity Scene in Grand Army Plaza
Photo/Video: Courtesy DeSales Media

The Most Reverend Robert J. Brennan, Bishop of Brooklyn, joined DeSales Media at the official Diocesan Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony and blessing of the Nativity Scene, in front of the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch located at Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn this evening.

"We are going to push back the darkness in the light of this glorious Christmas tree so that all of Brooklyn can see what we are celebrating, that Brooklyn can see our joy, Brooklyn can see our love, Brooklyn can see our unity. And there, in the center of it all - God came to live among us, to bring us peace, to draw us together, to help us along the way," said Bishop Brennan.

The 28-foot Norway Spruce tree is decorated with 16,000 multi-colored LED lights to represent the diversity of the Diocese of Brooklyn, often referred to as the “Diocese of Immigrants.” The event featured a Christmas musical presentation as well.

Christine Persichette, the anchor of Currents News on NET-TV, served as the Mistress of Ceremonies.