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History of Advent

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History of Advent It cannot be determined with any degree of certainty when the celebration of Advent was first introduced into the Church. The preparation for the feast of the Nativity of Our Lord was not held before the feast itself existed. One of the earliest references to Christmas being celebrated on December 25 appeared

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Christmas Tree Legends

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Christmas Tree Legends Many legends exist about the origin of the Christmas tree. One is the story of Saint Boniface, an English monk who organized the Christian Church in France and Germany. One day, as he traveled about, he came upon a group of pagans gathered around a great oak tree about to sacrifice a

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Evolution of the Christmas Tree

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Evolution of the Christmas Tree Germany is credited with starting the Christmas tree tradition in the sixteenth century when devout Christians brought decorated trees into their homes. Some built Christmas pyramids of wood and decorated them with evergreens and candles if wood was scarce. The Christmas tree custom became popular in other parts of Europe.

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The Christmas Tree

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The Christmas Tree For families in North America, Germany and other parts of Europe, the Christmas tree is the symbol of the Christmas season. Other evergreens have been a part of mid-winter festivals long before Christ. They played a symbolic part because they stayed green and alive when other plants appeared dead and bare. They

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The Christmas Star

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The Christmas Star The stars that appear in the sky today are the same ones that were there two thousand years ago. Was there a nova at the time of Jesus’ birth? The exact time of His birth is not known, but astronomers cannot place a new star appearance anywhere near the possible time. Could

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