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Eileen &

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December 18, 2007

thenamechristmasisshortfor"christ\'smass".

amassisakindofchurchservice.

christmasisareligiousfestival.

itisthedaywecelebrateasthebirthdayofjesus.

therearespecialchristmasservicesinchristianchurchesallovertheworld.

butmanyofthefestivitiesofchristmasdonothaveanythingtodowithreligion.

exchanginggiftsandsendingchristmascardsarethemodernwaysofcelebratingthechristmasintheworld.

thebirthofjesushadastory:innazareth,acityofgalilee.thevirgin\'snamewasmarywasbetrothedtojoseph.

beforetheycametogether,shewasfoundwithchildoftheholyspirit.josephherhusbandwasmindedtoputherawaysecretly.

whilehethoughtaboutthesethings,gabriel,anangelofthelordappearedtohiminadreamandtoldhimdidnotbeafraidtotakemaryaswife.

andmarywillbringforthason,andheshallcallhisname,jesus,forhewillsavehispeoplefromtheirsins.

beforejesusbirths,josephandmarycametoquirniuswasgoverningsyria.soallwenttoberegistered,everyonetohisowncity.

josephalsowentupoutofgalilee,outofthecityofnazareth,intojudea,tothecityofdavid,whichiscalledbethlehem,

becausehewasofthehouseandofthelineageofdavid,toberegisteredwithmary,hisbetrothedwife,whowaswithchild.

soitwasthatwhiletheywerethere,thedayswerecompletedforhertobedelivered.

andshebroughtforthherfirstbornson,andwrappedhiminswaddlingcloths,andlaidhiminamanger,becausetherewasnoroomforthemintheinn.

andthat,christmasisthefeastofthenativityofjesus,ison25th,decembereveryyear.butnobodyknowtheactualbirthdayofjesus.

andthechristmashasbecomepopularwhenchristmascardsappearedin1846andtheconceptofajollysantaclauswasfirstmadepopularinnineteenthcentury.

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