The First Herald Angel

Recommended for High Schools and Middle Schools

The First Herald Angel

by John Donald O'Shea

On the first Christmas Eve, a shepherd meets an angel who states something miraculous is about to occur. The shepherd's wife has her doubts.

 About 25 minutes

Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks


 5
1 M | 2 W | 2 Any Gender


Unit Set


 15 pages

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Perfect for Christmas concerts and assemblies.

On the first Christmas Eve, a poor shepherd happens across a small child in the hill country about Bethlehem. To the shepherd's surprise, the child explains she is an angel practicing to be a herald angel so she can announce the Saviour's birth.

The shepherd, taken by the child's sincerity, believes the child's story, and asks to see the Saviour. The shepherd's wife, however, has her doubts.

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