The Ramakrishna Vedanta Centre at Dublin in Ireland celebrated Christmas in a holy atmosphere. The occasion was marked with a warm ‘Welcome Back’ Reception to Swami Vimokshananda on Sunday, 22 December 2018. He was earlier here in June 2018 when he was appointed as Minister in Charge of the new fledgeling Centre.
Carol songs were sung as part of Christmas Celebration. One devotee Mr Basil Conroy read out a part from the Gospel of St Luke that describes the divine birth of Jesus.
Another devotee Mr Jeff Delmar read an inspiring article on the Love of Jesus comparing with the Love of Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi.
Swami Purnananda explained the significance of the passages from the readings to the audience. Swami Vimokshananda narrated the incident that happened at Antpur, West Bengal, India where Naren (later Swami Vivekananda) expounded on the wonderful life of sacrifice led by Jesus.
All devotees partook the prasad at the close of the Celebration. The shrine was tastefully decorated for the occasion when about 50 people gathered. A few children were also present who joined the carol singing.