Freshman Class Crib Ceremony: A Long-Time Seton Hill Tradition
On Tuesday, November 29, Seton Hill University celebrated the annual tradition of the Crib Ceremony. Hosted by the 2015 Seton Hill freshman class and Campus Ministry, the Crib Ceremony was facilitated by Sister Maureen O’Brien, S.C., director of Campus Ministry and advisor to the 2015 freshman class. This long standing tradition of reenacting the Crib Ceremony took place in the evening in the Seton Hill courtyard.
“Christmas brings joy to everyone,” stated Sister Maureen. “This Crib Ceremony brought many students together for one of the most profound stories of the Bible and for the holiday season.”
Students portrayed characters from the story of the nativity scene. “Students who decided to role play in the Crib Ceremony dressed the part,” noted Sister Maureen. “We had volunteers dressed as Mary, Joseph and also the three wise men. The students really enjoyed making the Crib Ceremony a much more special time by dressing in character.”
After the joyous celebration of the Crib Ceremony, students, guests, alumni and faculty enjoyed refreshments courtesy of the Seton Hill University Alumni Association. “We appreciated the hospitality of the alumni and enjoyed socializing with the freshman,” said Tori Lombardo, junior physician assistant major and peer minister. “The Crib Ceremony is a tradition that many of the freshmen will now carry on and participate in every year during the holiday season.”