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Twas The Mystery Before Christmas

  ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all thro’ the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there… How can so few words conjure up so much nostalgia and capture our imagination, year in, year… Continue reading Twas The Mystery Before Christmas

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Saturnalia & The Origins of Christmas

  While theologians and scholars may argue over the exact birth date of Jesus, they can all concede that it probably wasn’t the 25th December.  Scholars have suggested a summer or autumn birthday, using astronomy as their guide.  Theologians, rather practically, suggest that if shepherds were guarding their flocks by night, it makes more sense that… Continue reading Saturnalia & The Origins of Christmas