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Celebrating Christ at Christmas

Dear website visitor,

Thank you for visiting our website during this Christmas season.

The site aims to provide you with information about Christian faith and practice.

Most of all, we want to give thanks to God for his unspeakable gift to us - his son, Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 9:5)

Wishing you every blessing as you browse the site.

Iain (webmaster)

The Nativity

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"But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, form ancient times." ~ Micah 5:2.

"For unto us a child is born, onto us a son is given, and the government will be upon his shoulders. And his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace." ~ Isaiah 9:6.


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Facts about Christmas

  1. The earliest evidence of the celebration on December 25 of a Christian liturgical feast of the birth of Jesus is from the Chronography of 354 AD. This was in Rome, while in Eastern Christianity the birth of Jesus was already celebrated in connection with the Epiphany on January 6.

    Source: Wikipedia
  2. Santa Claus is actually based on the early Church Bishop Saint Nicholas. He was born during the third century (around 270 AD), in the village of Patara in Turkey, and was known for secretly giving gifts of money to the poor.

    Source: List Verse
  3. St. Francis of Assisi is credited with creating the first Nativity set in 1223.

    Source: Wikipedia
  4. The first association of trees with Christmas comes from Saint Boniface in the 7th century AD, when he chopped down a tree sacred to Thor to prove to the local villagers that the Norse gods were not legitimate.

    Source: List Verse
  5. The first commercial Christmas card was commissioned by Henry Cole in 1843.

    Source: Evangelical Alliance