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The form Christenmas was also historically used, but is now considered archaic and dialectal;  it derives from Middle English Cristenmasse, literally "Christian mass". In the Luke account, Joseph and Mary travel from Nazareth to Bethlehem for the census, and Jesus is born there and laid in a manger.
In the Matthew account, magi follow a star to Bethlehem to bring gifts to Jesus, born the king of the Jews. King Herod orders the massacre of all the boys less than two years old in Bethlehem, but the family flees to Egypt and later settles in Nazareth.
History Nativity of Christ, medieval illustration from the Hortus deliciarum of Herrad of Landsberg 12th century Adoration of the Shepherds by Gerard van Honthorst depicts the nativity of Jesus The Nativity stories of Matthew and Luke are prominent in the gospels and early Christian writers suggested various dates for the anniversary.
The first recorded Christmas celebration was in Rome in In the early Middle Ages, it was overshadowed by Epiphany.
The feast regained prominence afterwhen Charlemagne was crowned emperor on Christmas Day. Associating it with drunkenness and other misbehavior, the Puritans banned Christmas in the 17th century. In the early 19th century, Christmas was revived with the start of the Oxford Movement in the Anglican Church.
Around ADClement of Alexandria wrote: Solstice date December 25 was the date of the winter solstice on the Roman calendar. He, therefore, who bent low and lifted us up chose the shortest day, yet the one whence light begins to increase. Jesus was considered to be the "Sun of righteousness" prophesied by Malachi: An anonymous work known as De Democracy and sporting spirit Computus linked the idea that creation began at the spring equinox, on March 25, with the conception or birth the word nascor can mean either of Jesus on March 28, the day of the creation of the sun in the Genesis account.
Christmas was then calculated as nine months later. The Calculation hypothesis was proposed by French writer Louis Duchesne in This holiday was created in the seventh century and was assigned to a date that is nine months before Christmas, in addition to being the traditional date of the equinox.
It is unrelated to the Quartodecimal, which had been forgotten by this time. Because Passover was held on the 14th of the month, this feast is referred to as the Quartodecimal. All the major events of Christ's life, especially the passion, were celebrated on this date.
In his letter to the Corinthians, Paul mentions Passover, presumably celebrated according to the local calendar in Corinth.
According to the Calculation hypothesis, celebration of the quartodecimal continued in some areas and the feast became associated with Incarnation. The Calculation hypothesis is considered academically to be "a thoroughly viable hypothesis", though not certain.
This passage is generally considered a late interpellation. But the manuscript includes another passage, one that is more likely to be authentic, that gives the passion as March This conclusion was based on solar symbolism, with March 25 the date of the equinox.
As this implies a birth in December, it is sometimes claimed to be the earliest identification of December 25 as the nativity. However, Africanus was not such an influential writer that it is likely he determined the date of Christmas.
Who indeed is so unconquered as Our Lord? Or, if they say that it is the birthday of the Sun, He is the Sun of Justice.
An explicit expression of this theory appears in an annotation of uncertain date added to a manuscript of a work by 12th-century Syrian bishop Jacob Bar-Salibi. The scribe who added it wrote: In these solemnities and revelries the Christians also took part.
Accordingly when the doctors of the Church perceived that the Christians had a leaning to this festival, they took counsel and resolved that the true Nativity should be solemnised on that day. Hijmans, however, states that "While they were aware that pagans called this day the 'birthday' of Sol Invictus, this did not concern them and it did not play any role in their choice of date for Christmas.
Talley holds that the Roman Emperor Aurelian placed a festival of Sol Invictus on December 25 in order to compete with the growing rate of the Christian Church, which had already been celebrating Christmas on that date first.
Irenaeus and Tertullian omit it from their lists of feasts. InOrigen of Alexandriawriting about Leviticus It was prepared privately for Furius Dionysius Filocalusa Roman aristocrat, in The reference in question states, "VIII kal.
The feast was introduced at Constantinople inin Antioch by John Chrysostom towards the end of the fourth century,  probably inand in Alexandria only in the following century.
These elements, including the Yule log from Yule and gift giving from Saturnalia became syncretized into Christmas over the centuries. The prevailing atmosphere of Christmas has also continually evolved since the holiday's inception, ranging from a sometimes raucous, drunken, carnival -like state in the Middle Ages to a tamer family-oriented and children-centered theme introduced in a 19th-century transformation.Greed posing as philanthropy Tony Gosling John D Rockefeller began as a humble oil business book-keeper in Cleveland, Ohio and in just seven years rose to control a tenth of the entire US oil business.
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In , the Board of SAHETI, on the initiative of Advocate George Bizos and his initial financial contribution, established a Scholarship and Bursary Fund to assist and attract learners of outstanding ability who are in financial need. The Pumpkin Circle Project is designed to connect elementary school children with the web of life by focusing on the miraculous cycle of nature in a backyard pumpkin patch.
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