Christmas Celebrated in Germany

During Christmas 2016, the Sathya Sai Centre of Karlsruhe included Christmas songs in its regular devotional programme, and on 22nd December, more than 10 people decorated the altar at the centre with nativity scenes. Members engaged in a study circle discussing the true meaning of Christmas in light of Sai Baba’s teachings, which matched the writing of the 17th century German mystic, Angelus Silesius, who said, “In case Jesus would be born a thousand times in Bethlehem but not in yourself – you would be lost a thousand times.” Read More

Christmas Visit to Senior Home in the Netherlands

On 20th December 2016, eight members of the Sathya Sai Centre of Arnhem gathered for an annual Christmas visit to Eldenstaete, an institution for elderly people suffering from dementia, located near Arnhem in the Netherlands. The volunteers entertained ten residents in a specially decorated area by singing Christmas songs, accompanied by a harmonium and a guitar. Nearly all the elderly residents knew the songs by heart and joined in the singing merrily. A Christmas story about the meaning of Christmas was then read aloud, and the programme ended with more songs.