Before the cathedral in grandeur rose
At Ingelburg where the Danube goes;
Before its forest of silver spire
Went airily up to the clouds and fires;
Before the oak had ready a beam,
While yet the arch was stone...
Christmas in history: Mingling cultural traditions
Despite the fact that the Gospel of Luke links the date of Jesus' birth to a census in Palestine decreed by Caesar Augustus (Luke 2:1), nothing is known of...
You asked for ideas about celebrating Christmas with lots of spirit and little cash.
Choosing to simplify Christmas can be enriching, no matter why you've arrived at that choice.
Don't be concerned that your children will...
Believing in the beauty and simplicity of Christmas, I commit myself to the following:
1. To remember those people who truly need my gifts.
2. To express my love for family and friends in more direct...
Advent begins Sunday, December 3, 2017. There are many Advent Calendars to help prepare for the coming of Christmas. One of my favorites is Follow The Star, prepared by the Campus ministry folks Cooperative...
'Twas The Beginning of Advent
By Todd Jenkins
'Twas the beginning of Advent and all through the Church
Our hope was all dying-- we'd given up on the search.
It wasn't so much that Christ wasn't invited,
Traditionally, the Church has set aside four weeks prior to Christmas as a time to prepare. We call this time Advent.
While most of our culture does take several weeks to prepare for Christmas, most...
New Celebrations collects resources that promote and encourage a celebration of Emmanuel's presence in our lives in all that we do throughout the year.
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