The Evolution of Christmas

Every year, Christians around the world sing hymns in celebration of the birth of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Today, Christmas is widely recognized as a season for charity, kindness, generosity and other virtues. Love is in the air and hearts are filled with joy. However, many would be surprised to learn that this […]

My Feasts

December 1, 2006 by  
Filed under Editorials, Holy Days, Is it Christian?

At this time of the year, many people have been planning for the past weeks or even months how they intend on spending their time during the holiday season. They all look forward to having the most wonderful time of the year, in keeping with the popular expectations of this festive time of Christmas. People […]

Saturnalia

December 1, 2006 by  
Filed under Is it Christian?

Saturnalia was an ancient Roman festival celebrated to honour the god Saturn. The celebration would start in mid-December and last from five to seven days, during which the courts and normal community business would be suspended. The Collins Encyclopaedia describes Saturnalia as a “large and important public festival” that took place in ancient Egypt from […]

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