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2000th Anniversary of Birth of Jesus Christ : 01-December-2012
2000th Anniversary of Birth of Jesus Christ : 01-December-2012

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

The olive tree was planted to celebrate the Year of the Great Jubilee marking the 2000th Anniversary of the birth of Jesus Christ.

The millennium was all about the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.  That is why in the Catholic Church the celebration began, not on New Year's Day, but on Christmas Eve, when the Holy Father opened the Holy Door in St Peter's Basilica just before Midnight Mass. He thus launched what the church calls the Great Jubilee of the year 2000. It continued until January 6th, 2001, the Epiphany, that great feast which marks "the manifestation of Jesus as Messiah of Israel, Son of God and Saviour of the world" (Catechism of the Catholic Church, p 528).

Location

Address:Petticoat Lane, Penola, 5277
State:SA
Area:Foreign
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.379164
Long: 140.839842
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Religion
Approx. Event Start Date:1
Approx. Event End Date:2000

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 8th August, 2000
Front Inscription

This Olive tree was 
planted by the Catholic 
Communities of Penola 
and Nangwarry 
on 8th August 2000 
to celebrate
 

THE YEAR OF THE GREAT JUBILEE
Marking the 2000th 
Anniversary of the birth of
JESUS CHRIST

 

Source: MA
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