Christmas + 8: "Feast of the Circumcision"

Choir concert and slide presentation on the circumcision of Jesus in Christian iconography

On New Year's Day – eight days after 24 December – the circumcision of Christ was celebrated for centuries. Only in 1969 as part of the reform of the Roman Catholic Church's liturgical year did a Marian feast day take its place. Theologically, it was interpreted as part of the history of salvation and gave rise in Christian art to masterful depictions of the event. Alongside works where the divine nature of the Jesus child outshines the events are images where circumcision is clearly presented as the first suffering and therefore as part of the Passion.

Dr. Thomas Lentes, Westphalian Wilhelm University Münster, guides us through the imagery of the circumcision of Jesus.

The choir Studiosi Cantandi – with the support of Tonkollektiv HTW and the "Junge Philharmonie Kreuzberg" – presents the cantata "Feast of the Circumcision" by J. S. Bach.

One of the accompanying events for the "Snip it! Stances on Ritual Circumcision" exhibition.

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Where

Old Building, ground level, Glass Courtyard


Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

Where

Old Building, ground level, Glass Courtyard


Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

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  • When

    8 January 2015, 7.30 pm

  • Where
    Old Building, ground level, Glass Courtyard

    
Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

Events Accompanying the Exhibition (4) Snip It! Stances on Ritual Circumcision Show all

Snip It! Stances on Ritual Circumcision

Cultural events and discussions related to circumcision

Snip it?!

4 December 2014, 7 pm
Presentation of a study on the circumcision debate followed by a discussion as part of the Judeo-Islamic Forum (Video Recording)

Christmas + 8: "Feast of the Circumcision"

8 January 2015, 7.30 pm
Choir concert and slide presentation

Circumcision, or: The Wounded's Delight

8 February 2015, 5 pm
Shadow puppet theater with Karagöz master Emin Şenyer and ensemble from Istanbul. Turkish with German voice-over.

Possessed Bodies

26 Februayr 2015, 7 pm
Secular Body Politics and the German Circumcision Debate (Academy Program)