Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The Date of Christmas Does NOT Have Pagan Origins

The Star indicates the exact spot, according to tradition, where Christ was born in Bethlehem.
Did Christians "christianize" the pagan feast of Sol Invictus (Birth of the Unconquered Sun) and make it Christmas on December 25th?

The short answer is ABSOLUTELY NOT, and it is refreshing to see at least a few articles on the internet disproving this long held myth perpetuated by Atheists, Pagans and Protestants.

Below are a few of my favorite articles which undoubtedly demonstrate that the Christian celebration of Christmas on December 25 came before the pagan festival of Sol Invictus rather than the other way around:

Calculating Christmas

How December 25 Became Christmas

St. Nikodemos Explains How We Came to Celebrate Christmas on December 25th

Was Zechariah, the Father of John the Baptist, a High Priest?

How Did the Church Determine Christ Was Born on December 25?

But Jesus Wasn't Born Dec. 25 – was He?

Christmas: An Ancient CHRISTIAN Feast

The Celebration of Christmas (1 of 5)

The Celebration of Christmas (2 of 5)

The Celebration of Christmas (3 of 5)

The Celebration of Christmas (4 of 5)

The Celebration of Christmas (5 of 5)

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