Let’s do Christmas

Scents from Far Away

Just a few musings about a wonderful season and its traditions

Rare German Christmas Card: "The last Christmas in the 19th century" Rare German Christmas Card: “The last Christmas in the 19th century”

Some things go so very much without saying that we can’t even think they haven’t always been that way.

Of course we have always celebrated Christmas, haven’t we?

You all know the answer –in fact we have not.

And I don’t have to go back so far as the time before Jesus – whose birth we remember at Christmas – was actually born, which would, as most theologians agree about, have happened between 4 and 6 BC (Not long ago, pope emeritus Benedict XIV. caused an outcry because he stated exactly that. Read about it here.)

But for a long time nobody cared about it anyway. There was no interest whatsoever in Jesus’ Birth. The important events were his crucifixion and his resurection. These were the…

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