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  • Pro-Palestinian protesters chant ‘Christmas is canceled’ while carrying blood-red mock Nativity scene through NYC — scuffles break out, arrests made

    12/26/2023 6:15:56 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 25 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/26/2023 | Larry Celona ,Reuven Fenton ,and Patrick Reilly Jorge Fitz-Gibbon
    They’re out to “cancel” Christmas. Hundreds of pro-Palestinian protesters converged on Midtown Monday, lugging a blood-red mock Nativity scene and chanting, “Christmas is canceled here.” “Long live the intifada,” the crowd of about 500 demonstrators yelled, using the Arabic word for “rebellion” or “uprising,” as they mobbed the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, where revelers were enjoying the holiday. “While Ur Shopping Bombs are Dropping,” read one of the signs carried by the protesters.
  • Nativity Scene Take Over in Time Square, NYC

    12/24/2023 8:06:50 AM PST · by silverleaf · 15 replies
    Youtube ^ | December 2023 | True Millenial Christmas miracle at Time Square
  • Archepiscopal Encyclical on the Feast of Christmas

    12/22/2023 7:02:18 AM PST · by lightman · 6 replies
    Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America ^ | 22 December A.D. 2023 | ELPIDOPHOROS, Archbishop of America
    Archepiscopal Encyclical on the Feast of Christmas December 25, 2023 Unto the Most Reverend and Right Reverend Hierarchs, Pious Priests and Deacons, Monks and Nuns, Presidents and Members of the Parish Councils, Honorable Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, Members of Leadership 100, Day and Afternoon Schools, Philoptochos Societies, Youth, Greek Orthodox Organizations, and entirety of the Christ-loving Plenitude of the Sacred Archdiocese of America: Thus says the Lord: a rod shall come forth out of the root of Jesse, and a blossom shall rise from that root. (Prophecy of Isaiah 11:1) Beloved sisters and brothers in Christ, Christ is Born!...
  • 4 Star News (December 14, 1961, WTAE-TV)

    04/13/2023 7:14:02 PM PDT · by DallasBiff
    Wtae ^ | 1961 | Wtae
    4 Star News with Carl Ide and Ed Conway, Channel 4, WTAE Pittsburgh from December 14, 1961.
  • A Journey To Bethlehem (A Christmas Story)

    12/24/2022 3:28:47 PM PST · by OneVike · 2 replies
    trfmf ^ | 12/24/22 | Chuck Ness
    I shared this about a Month ago, but decided to share it again on Christmas Eve. This story comes from chapter 22 of my recently published book, "Sleuthing The Scripture," It's an embellished story, so do not take it as inspired by GOD. I wrote this for pure entertainment, and thus it's but a figment of my active imagination mixed with some facts surrounding the times, the places and the characters. I pray it blesses your heart this Christmas Eve.When you think of the first story of Christmas, it’s usually about Mary and Joseph looking down at their new...
  • Put Christ Back into Christmas

    12/23/2022 1:35:10 PM PST · by Fiji Hill · 43 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1953 | Red Foley
    Put Christ Back Into Christmas--Red Foley with the Anita Kerr Singers (1953)
  • Florida man arrested after having public sex with a dog, damaging church nativity scene (but wait, there's more...)

    12/11/2022 6:39:44 PM PST · by dayglored · 82 replies
    Fox News ^ | Dec 7, 2022 | Landon Mion
    Chad Mason, 36, was arrested on several charges, including sexual activity with an animal A Florida man was arrested after he had sex with a dog in front of families, wrecked a nativity scene at a nearby church and attempted to steal a vehicle. Chad Mason, 36, was arrested Sunday on several charges, including sexual activity with an animal, exposing sexual organs and criminal mischief to a place of worship. Mason knew the owner of the Goldendoodle dog and was taking it out for a walk in an apartment complex in the 2600 block of McMullen Booth Road at around...
  • European Parliament Displays Nativity Scene for the First Time in Its History

    12/10/2022 6:23:26 PM PST · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 12/9/22 | Emily Mangiarcina
    To Catholic MEP Isabel Benjumea, the manger scene is 'the most beautiful way to preach the Gospel.'BRUSSELS, Belgium (LifeSiteNews) –European Parliament is displaying a nativity scene this year for the first time in its history after its former president deemed it could offend non-Christians. Spanish Catholic Isabel Benjumea has aspired to install a creche at the Brussels-based headquarters since 2019, when she was elected Member of the European Parliament (MEP). It was not until this year that Benjumea had the support of Roberta Metsola, who was elected as president in January. While Benjumea ran up against bureaucratic red tape and...
  • SNL Nativity Includes ‘Twerking’ Baby Jesus, While Mary Swings on Stripper Pole

    12/12/2021 6:14:56 PM PST · by boycott · 61 replies ^ | Todd Starnes
    The cast of Saturday Night Live kicked off the yuletide season by performing a disgusting skit called “Hip Hop Nativity.” It was provocative, it was sacrilegious and it was revolting. But maybe the greatest sin of all is that the comedy sketch was just not funny. Baby Jesus twerked while Mother Mary twirled on a stripper pole and “Baby Daddy” Joseph did a “pimp walk.” “Hip hop is down here,” one of the low-rent actresses said. “The streets are in the knees. Pimp walk. It’s Christmas y’all.” Baby J is shaking like a rattle, another actress said. “Praise him. Praise...
  • Merry Christmas 2020: Good Tidings of Great Joy

    12/25/2020 3:21:53 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 12-25-20 | MOTUS
    And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the...
  • Abp. Viganò: Vatican Nativity is ‘expression of apostasy, immorality and vice’

    12/22/2020 8:59:34 PM PST · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | December 22, 2020 | Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò
    Abp. Viganò: Vatican Nativity is ‘expression of apostasy, immorality and vice’This irreverent monstrosity is the mark of the universal religion of transhumanism hoped for by the New World Order; it is the expression of apostasy, immorality and vice – of ugliness erected as a model. And just like everything that is constructed by man’s hands without God’s blessing, indeed against Him, it is destined to perish, to disappear, and to crumble.December 22, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò has written the following reflection on this year’s Nativity scene in St. Peter’s Square.EN GREGE RELICTO[1] Considerations on the Nativity scene...
  • Church Leaders Who Cancel Christmas Services Are Clinging To Government Lies, Not Christ

    12/02/2020 9:59:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 2, 2020 | Carina Benton
    We should demand that our pastors mark the Nativity with pomp and refuse to support churches whose leaders cower behind the lie that church is nonessential. The Supreme Court’s ruling last Wednesday against discriminatory targeting of religious groups with COVID-19 restrictions marked a significant victory in the ongoing battle to preserve religious liberty. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, hostile stakeholders in public office have assaulted the first freedom through superciliously labeling religious services “nonessential.” Christians in much of the country now find themselves in the demeaning and intolerable position of being allowed to worship only in the manner and...
  • Days before Christmas, Jupiter and Saturn will look like one bright star — some believe the alignment is the same described in the Bible

    11/28/2020 12:11:05 PM PST · by CheshireTheCat · 17 replies
    The Blaze ^ | November 25, 2020 | Carlos Garcia
    A rare event in the heavens just ahead of Christmas will feature an alignment of planets that a famous astronomer believed was the phenomenon that is mentioned in the Bible when Jesus Christ was born. The alignment of Jupiter and Saturn will appear in the skies on December 21, the winter solstice. The last time the rare alignment of the planets was this close was in 1623, nearly 400 years ago. That was only 14 years after Galileo discovered the moons of Jupiter with the invention of the telescope. Another famous astronomer, Johannes Kepler, posited in 1614 that the alignment...
  • Vatican Christmas Display to be ‘A Sign of Hope’ Amid Pandemic

    11/04/2020 5:52:19 AM PST · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | November 3, 2020 | Hannah Brockhaus/CNA
    Vatican Christmas Display to be ‘A Sign of Hope’ Amid Pandemic Pope Francis last year wrote a letter about the meaning and importance of nativity scenes, calling for this “wonderful sign” to be more widely displayed in family homes and public places throughout the world. Pope Francis last year wrote a letter about the meaning and importance of nativity scenes, calling for this “wonderful sign” to be more widely displayed in family homes and public places throughout the world."> VATICAN CITY — The Vatican announced the details of the 2020 edition of the annual Christmas display in St. Peter’s...
  • Jesus' childhood: The holy family flee to Egypt

    12/29/2019 10:32:43 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 20 replies
    Matt. 2:13-18 Joseph is warned by an angel in a dream to take Jesus and Mary to Egypt to escape King Herod’s wrath (see 3 on Map 4). They escape by night, just before Herod orders the murder of all baby boys born in and around Bethlehem during the last two years. The ‘massacre of the innocents’ was typical of Herod’s extreme behaviour recorded independently by the Jewish historian Josephus. Herod was intensely jealous and chronically insecure. He had suffered a severe breakdown in 29BC after he murdered his wife Mariamne and his brother-in-law Joseph after falsely accusing them of...
  • How the Creator of 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' Got the Gospel Past CBS Executives

    12/24/2019 8:40:34 AM PST · by powermill · 18 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | December 24, 2019 11:30 AM EST | By Scott Whitlock
    Watching A Charlie Brown Christmas has been a tradition for millions since it first aired on December 9, 1965. While many love the iconic Vince Guaraldi score, the humor and the animation, one part of the special has always stood out and made it unique: Linus’s recitation of the Gospel of Luke. Explaining the true meaning of Christmas in a network television special broadcast to millions was a controversial move, even 54 years ago. In 2015, a retrospective on A Charlie Brown Christmas. Michael Cavna explained Peanuts creator Charles Schulz’s mission in making the special: Charles Schulz insisted on one...
  • "At the season of the nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, masses should be celebrated during the night" ~ The ancient origin of Midnight Mass at Christmas

    12/24/2019 8:05:15 AM PST · by Antoninus · 8 replies
    Gloria Romanorum ^ | December 20, 2018 | Florentius
    As Christmas approaches, it is well to remember that many of the traditional Nativity practices of the Church were instituted deep in antiquity. One such is the celebration of Mass at midnight on Christmas eve. There is evidence that this tradition began as early as about AD 130 and was instituted by Pope Saint Telesphoros. We find the following passage in the Liber Pontificalis which was likely first compiled in the 5th or 6th century: "[Telesphoros] appointed that at the season of the nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, masses should be celebrated during the night, for in general no...
  • "Eight Days Before the Kalends of January" ~ The Earliest Sources for the December 25 dating of Christmas

    12/17/2019 10:36:24 AM PST · by Antoninus · 23 replies
    Gloria Romanorum ^ | December 21, 2017 | Florentius
    It's that festive time of year when those who profess not to care a whit about religion expend countless hours and billions of pixels to demonstrate that Jesus Christ was not born on Christmas. But before you succumb to their pathological zeal, take a few minutes to read some of the ancient sources from which we originally derived the date of December 25 as the nativity of Jesus of Nazareth, the Christ, the Son of the Living God. The first clear source for this date is Hippolytus of Rome, a somewhat mysterious figure from antiquity who may have been an...
  • The Myth of the Nativity Wise Men

    12/16/2019 3:32:30 PM PST · by Maudeen · 136 replies
    Learn Religions ^ | 3/15/2019 | Sam O'Neal
    Correcting a common misunderstanding of the Christmas season We all have our pet peeves, right? We all have those little things that seem to bother us more than they should. Well, I hope you'll forgive me if this seems petty, but one of my pet peeves involves the "Wise Men" (or "3 Kings" or "Magi") who are almost always included in nativity scenes and plays that show up each Christmas as depictions of Jesus' birth. Why do Wise Men bother me? It's not a personal thing. I have nothing against the Magi as individuals, I'm sure. It's just that they...
  • Political Nativity: California Methodists Display Caged Holy Family

    12/11/2019 6:23:44 PM PST · by lightman · 63 replies
    The Institute on Religion & Democracy ^ | 9 December A.D. 2019 | Jeffrey Walton
    A Progressive United Methodist congregation in Southern California is marking the Advent season with an outdoor nativity display featuring the holy family in cages. According to the Los Angeles Times, the depiction of Jesus, Mary and Joseph as refugees in cages likens one of the most well-known images of the Christmas season to photos that have become synonymous with criticism of the Trump administration’s border separation policies. “We don’t see it as political; we see it as theological,” Claremont United Methodist Church lead pastor the Rev. Karen Clark Ristine told the Times. “Imagine Joseph and Mary separated at the border...