The word Christmas we use to designate the day (in reality, the season) we focus on Christ's birth cannot be found anywhere in the Bible! It is a compound word created by the Catholic church to designate the celebrating of Christ's birth with a mass. The idea of celebrating this event is a concept foreign to the Gospel writers. From a Biblical ...
Question: "Why do we celebrate Christmas?" Answer: Christians the world over celebrate Christmas in honor of the birth of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem. Various Christmas traditions have been associated with the celebration of Christmas, and different cultures celebrate different ways.
Jesus was a Jew, so this could be another reason that helped the early Church choose December the 25th for the date of Christmas! Christmas had also been celebrated by the early Church on January 6th, when they also celebrated the Epiphany (which means the revelation that
There are good reasons to cancel the rituals with which we surround Christmas, but there are even better reasons for keeping them. What are those reasons? Why continue so many of these rituals when, almost invariably, they degenerate into excess and fatigue? Because we have a congenital need to celebrate, pure and simple.
"Should Christians celebrate Christmas?" or, "How should a Christian celebrate Christmas?" These are questions of concern for many sincere believers. In fact, many believers dislike the season and have refused to celebrate it at all. A number of reasons are given, and while I might agree with some of their concerns and some of the reasons ...
The more I studied the deeper historical roots of celebrating Christmas, the more I loved the holiday. While there may be pagan rituals that surround the December date and worldly traditions; that is only Satan seeking to steal the truth and attempting to kill the spirit of the season. 3 Reasons Why I Celebrate Christmas. 1.
REASONS TO CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS. By: Ron Rolheiser. For many people the thought of Christmas brings fatigue. It’s not the religious aspect that causes the tiredness, but the overdrawn rituals that surround it: the overly decorated shops, the conscriptive shopping, the lights, the Santas, the Christmas trees, and the carols that begin to echo through our malls already in early November.
Christmas is a holiday filled with good cheer, joyful decorations, and time with family and friends. Whether you are celebrating a secular or religious Christmas, it is a day for fun, love, and happiness. To celebrate Christmas, decorate your home and do things to get yourself in the spirit.
A few days ago, I accidentally ran into a debate of one student of ours on facebook. His argument is that there exist a celebration on the 25th of December before Christians started celebrating Christmas on that same day. It is a pagan celebration called "Saturnalia." The reason Christians started to celebrate Christmas is to…
5 Reasons to Celebrate Christmas in Bethlehem. Christmas is just around the corner and for those looking to have an extra special and memorable holiday, celebrating Christmas in Bethlehem is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Filled with energy, light, and warmth, ...