Jenz thoughts and feelings

December 4, 2006

Christmas Time Countdown – 21 days til Christmas

Filed under: Christmas time countdown — jenz @ 7:14 pm

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We were talking about Traditions the other day and the above picture reminded me of another we like to do in about the last week before Christmas.

Christmas from a Christan Point of View – Part 1

Why do people give each other presents on Christmas Day?

This seems to have began with the gifts that the wise men brought to Jesus. Refer to Matthew 2:11

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Is December the 25th the day Jesus was really born?

Nobody actually knows. What is acknowledged is that Christan leaders in 336 C.E. set the date to December 25 in an effort to overshadow a popular a pagan festival that was held in Rome (Saturnalia). This celebrated the “birthday of the invisible Sun God” on the winter solstice. One church theologian in the mid-fourth century wrote “We hold this day holy, not like the pagans because of the birth of the sun, nut because of Him who made it”

At first, the celebration of Christmas entailed a simple mass, but over time Christmas has substituted a number of other countries, and a large amount of traditions have been immersed into the celebration in the process.

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Why do you have holly draped over the mantel and the staircase?

In the book “Extraordinary Origins of Everyday Things” by Charles Panati he tells us that the church forbade the usage of mistletoe in any way. As an alternative, it recommended holly. The sharply pointed leaves symbolize the thorns in Christ’s crown and the red berries drops of His blood. Holly thus became a nativity tradition.

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Whats with the nativity scene

They all come from the bools of Matthew and Luke in the bible

I will complete the second part of this entry tomorrow and leave you with this hymn

Behold a Mircle

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4 Comments »

  1. Hi Jen, Sorry I have been so scarce – have been really busy! Jeepers, Christmas is creeping up on us very fast and I have not done any shopping yet!!! lol Take Care

    Comment by NMOTB — December 5, 2006 @ 2:44 am | Reply

  2. Very pretty Christmas song Jen. (I’m listening to it while I type) 🙂

    Interesting information on the background of Christmas. Thank you for sharing it. I wish you a meaningful and blessed Christmas month! Your post put a smile on my face and in my heart.

    Big (((HUGS)))

    3T

    Comment by 3rdtimesacharm( 3T ) — December 5, 2006 @ 3:13 am | Reply

  3. I would love that nativity scene in my front yard! Beautiful!

    Comment by Leticia — December 5, 2006 @ 8:59 am | Reply

  4. Thank you and Merry Christmas

    Comment by jenz — December 5, 2006 @ 5:34 pm | Reply


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