|Merry Christmas & Happy New year !|
|Written by Fr Werner Utri|
When we think of Christmas we often immediately think of the cheerful old man
in a red suit called Santa Clause who goes around the world on a sleigh drawn by reindeer on Christmas Eve leaving gifts and toys for children. We think of Christmas trees decorated with baubles, lights and tinsel, of stockings filled with sweet treats and toys, of good food in plentiful supply and of friends and family gathering together. These images are but one side of Christmas that has developed over the last 2000 years.
For those of us who are Christians, Christmas is the second most important Feast on the Church’s calendar.The only other Feast more important than Christmas is that of Easter which celebrates the Suffering, Death and most importantly the Resurrection of Jesus. Christmas is the time that we celebrate the birth of Jesus and is a time for people of all faiths to celebrate Peace on Earth and Good will to all....
(To read the rest of this article and other articles on the celebration of Christmas please click on http://www.acu.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0017/140309/ISV_December_2008.pdf)
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