March for Life 2017 – “Help the mother and baby. They depend on you”, organized by the Romanian Orthodox Church
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The Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church met on Thursday approved the organization, on March 25, the March for Life 2017 – ‘Helps mother and baby. They depend on you’, in support of traditional Christian family values, ​​and launched … Read More

Advent symbols and traditions
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In Catholicism, The great Os, sometimes called “Major Antiphons”, or “O before the Christmas”, are antiphonies sung of Vespers of Advent in the week preceding the Feast of the Nativity. Tradition had been respected since about the eighth century in … Read More

The Star of Bethlehem
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The “Star of Bethlehem” or “Christmas Star” is the sign that, according to the Gospel, announced to the Oriental Magi the birth of Jesus. The Christian tradition (The star guiding the Magi, mosaic of Ravenna, beginning of the 6th century, … Read More

Christmas markets
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(Christmas market in Köln, Germany, in front of Cologne Cathedral, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Weihnachtsmarkt_Dom_2011_1.jpg) A Christmas market is an outdoor market associated with the Christmas celebration and traditionally held during Advent. There is everything about the Christmas party but also about Saint Nicholas. … Read More

History of the Christmas tree
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(Rock carvings in the Swedish province of Bohuslän, made between 1800 and 500 BC and showing a spruce) If it is clear that the custom of the modern Christmas tree dates back to the Renaissance in the Germanic countries (attestation … Read More

Origins of Santa Claus
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(“Ghost of Christmas Present”, an illustration by John Leech made for Charles Dickens’s festive classic A Christmas Carol (1843)) Santa Claus, as it is commonly depicted, can be seen as a relatively modern syncretistic building with far-reaching origins: it is … Read More

Adoration of the Magi
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  (Adoration of the Magi, Gentile da Fabriano, 1423) The Adoration of the Magi from an episode of the Gospel according to Matthew (2-1-12) is a popular Christian iconographic theme of an episode in the life of Christ, the visit … Read More

Psalms 63
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63:1 <A Psalm. Of David. When he was in the waste land of Judah.> O God, you are my God; early will I make my search for you: my soul is dry for need of you, my flesh is wasted … Read More

2 Corinthians 5
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5:1 For we are conscious that if this our tent of flesh is taken down, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal, in heaven. 5:2 For in this we are crying in weariness, greatly … Read More

Song of Solomon 3
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3:1 By night on my bed I was looking for him who is the love of my soul: I was looking for him, but I did not see him. 3:2 I will get up now and go about the town, … Read More

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