St. Patrick’s Cathedral Adds Dog To Nativity Scene

If you look closely, you’ll notice an unusual addition to the St. Patrick’s Cathedral crèche.

Man’s best friend can be seen seated behind the Blessed Virgin Mary. It’s a change that’s drawing second looks, and sparking discussion.

Lexington the Second has adorned the nativity since late last week, and feedback on the street is trending positive. Of course, this begs the question: Is Lexington a suitable addition, or have Americans gone just a little too dog crazy?


  1. I like it! We have a dog in our nativity scene at home, with the shepherds.

  2. Anonymous says on  12/05/2011 at 11:42 am

    This made me smile, as I glued a small collie dog into our nativity scene, years ago!

  3. Kat says on  12/05/2011 at 11:43 am

    This made me smile, as I glued a small collie dog in our nativity scene, years ago!

  4. Nicki says on  12/05/2011 at 12:24 pm

    I love this. Why not – the dog must have been there

  5. Anonymous says on  12/05/2011 at 2:30 pm

    Of COURSE it’s a suitable addition!! People don’t say America has gone sheep crazy when they see sheep in the nativity scene, or camel crazy when the wise men have camels. The Bible doesn’t mention either of these animals as actually present with Jesus in the Christmas story, but it’s just as likely that the shepherds would have a dog to help with the sheep as it is that the wise men would ride on camels. 😀 I love the addition!

  6. Tracey says on  12/05/2011 at 11:57 pm

    I like the dog in the Nativity scene. It is just one of God’s creatures. I am sure that He put them here on earth to be our protectors and our friends. Why not have a dog in the Nativity scene?

  7. Why not? I suspect there were dogs there, since it was a place for animals and the others were there. Maybe there was a cat as well, and we never see those in Nativity scenes either. I think it would make a charming addition. 😉

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