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The Christmas Box Angel, Hope Of Our Village

December 16, 2011  by: Paulose  Points: 15   Category: Social    Views: 488

It is Christmas. It is a time of hope for us, people of Stow, Ohio and for thousands all over the country who observe the candle lighting ceremony before the festival of Christmas.


Last Sunday, on December 11,2011 hundreds of people gathered at Silver Springs Cemetery in Stow at the Christmas Box Angel of Hope Memorial to honor the memory of the beloved children of the area. It is a meaningful observance before the Christmas holidays to have this to bring bereaved parents, families and their friends together for a Candlelight vigil. This special candle lighting ceremony of remembrance and hope is observed in many places in the United States before the beginning of Christmas holidays.

Who is the Christmas Box Angel?

The Christmas Box Angel of Hope is the beautiful replica of an angel, inspired by the book "The Christmas Box" and introduced by its author Richard Paul Evans. It is one of the international best-selling books.

The book narrates about a woman who mourns the loss of her child. In this book the author describes the bereaved mother mourning for her child at the base of an angel monument. It was hoped that many grieving parents were seeking out the angel as a place to mourn and were healed of their anguish.

Though the story is mostly a fiction, the angel monument tells about a real story. It inspired people to observe candlelight vigils before Christmas in memory of the lost children. When the inspiration of this story led to the dedication of an Angel of Hope Statue in Salt Lake City it was a real attraction of thousands of visitors which increased every year. It has become a truly meaningful memorial to thousands of children all over the world.

Today, there are more than hundred Christmas Box Angel statues across the country and about 15 countries, including Canada and New Zealand.

Beginning from 1994, this tradition of observing this day every year in December is spreading to every village. It is an occasion when parents and friends gather at the memorial to connect with each other and remember their beloved ones through candle light ceremony.

Candle light ceremony in our village Stow

By the passion and work of some dedicated bereaved parents, the statue of the Christmas Box Angel was brought to Stow, Ohio in 2001 and the candlelight ceremony has been observed since then. On this day, grieving parents whose children have died, before or after birth, commemorate their beloved children, mourn and pray for them. They share their grief with others as they visit the memorial.

Last Sunday, on December 11, hundreds of people of our village Stow gathered at Silver Springs Cemetery, located at 5080 Stow Road. Meaningful musics made heavy hearts light. Readings poured in enlightening meanings. Flowers were brought and laid at the base of the angel. Candles were lit to prove the immortality of human life. Balloons were released as a concluding ceremony to reach into the sky in colorful disguise. It was warm and soothing.



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