Category Archives: Historical Retrospectives

Epiphany

With this observance of Epiphany, we bring to a close the fourth year of these celebration postings of Christ and Claus. The observance had its origins in the Eastern Christian Churches and was a general celebration of the manifestation of … Continue reading

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Recruitment and Delegation

More is known about the disciples (Apostles) of Jesus than about Santa’s elves. The 12 Apostles are fairly well described in the books of the New Testament of the Bible. These descriptions include the nature of their recruitment and how they … Continue reading

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Epiphany

The observance had its origins in the Eastern Christian Churches and was a general celebration of the manifestation of the Incarnation of Jesus Christ. It included the commemoration of his birth; the visit of the Magi all of Jesus’ childhood … Continue reading

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Miraculous Manifestation

The story of the life and times of Jesus Christ has been told thousands of time in thousands of ways all depicting the perspective of the writers and creators. Charles Dickens (1812-1870) is generally regarded as the greatest English novelist … Continue reading

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Wise Men Search

The following is the first chapter of The Life of our Lord written by Charles Dickens (1812-1870) for his children from 1846 to 1849. In this charming, simple retelling of the life of Jesus Christ, adapted from the Gospel of … Continue reading

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Greetings

In New England, for the first two centuries of white settlement most people did not celebrate Christmas. In fact, the holiday was systematically suppressed by Puritans during the colonial period and largely ignored by their descendants. It was actually illegal … Continue reading

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