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The Nativity. Description, origin and history of the holiday

Say, before Christmas start ringing bells of heaven, praising God for the birth of His Son, Jesus Christ. And with each new blow of such bells heavenly grace is posted in our sinful world, and the angels are growing wings.

New year and Christmas – two bright family holiday celebrated by many people throughout the Earth. This is a special night of reconciliation. when wishing each other good. Various Christian religious denominations celebrate Christian Christmas in the middle of winter from December 25 (the Catholics) to January 7 (Orthodox). Christmas is a holiday that means a lot to people, he does not pass without a trace of a man who at least once heard about the life of Jesus Christ and his sacrifice for the people.

The Directors of world renown make films about Christmas, artists paint, which then become the masterpieces of world art, poets make poems about the great mystery of the birth of the Savior.

The night before Christmas is the brightest and the purest time when every person needs to forgive the indiscretions, to be cleansed before the people, asking for forgiveness for their sins Continue reading

How Christmas is celebrated by Orthodox Christians?

The story of the birth of Jesus Christ contain the Gospels of Luke and Matthew. During the reign of Herod in Judea under the rule of Rome, Emperor Augustus issued a decree to hold a national census. The Jews wrote down on my knees and childbirth; each family had their seats of the patriarchs. Joseph and Mary, as descendants of king David, were born from Bethlehem, they had to write only there, that’s where they went from Nazareth.

According to the gospel, in Bethlehem, they could not find a place in the house or at the Inn, why were forced to stay outside of town, in a cave where shepherds sheltered livestock in inclement weather. In this cave night of the blessed virgin Mary and the Baby was born — the Son of God, Christ. The first Christmas Jesus came to worship shepherds, informed about this wonderful event by the appearance of the angel. But in heaven was revealed to the miraculous star that led to the baby Jesus by the Magi (wise men). The wise men gave Christ gifts — gold, frankincense, and myrrh. On the eighth day after the birth of the Savior, according to the law, he was given the name Jesus, which was given Continue reading

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