HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM KOTCH MAGAZINE

Though the Bible makes no mention of the birth of Christ, Christians eventually came to settle with December 25th. Other dates such as March 28th were drummed up by an unknown writer of North African origin and later, there were speculations of November 18th and September 11th.

But prior to establishing this date, Rome’s pagan population celebrated a holiday which they called Saturnalia from December 17-25, a period during which, courts were closed and lawlessness reigned as no one could be punished during this period of celebration. Brutal murder, rape, injury to human and damage of property were marked features of its observance.

Christian leaders, who were well aware that these festivities were far removed from the basic tenets of Christianity, were hard put to convert the pagan masses, consequently in the 4th century CE they dedicated December 25th as the date of Jesus’ birth with hopes of metamorphosing the pagan celebration with the sanctity and religious symbolism that is implicit with the birth of Christ.

There are claims that the Roman Catholic Church under Pope Paul II revived the Saturnalia observance for the amusement of Roman citizens and forced Jews to race naked through the streets of the city.  An eyewitness account reports, “Before they were to run, the Jews were richly fed, so as to make the race more difficult for them and at the same time more amusing for spectators.  They ran… amid Rome’s taunting shrieks and peals of laughter, while the Holy Father stood upon a richly ornamented balcony and laughed heartily. It was not until 1687 that some success was attained along with the eventual introduction of the decorated trees and gift giving.

Christians are unapologetic about the celebration of Christmas today, with the deep recognition of avatar hood in Jesus, spiritual renewal of faith, gratitude, charity, kindness, guidance and council, on the religious based teachings on life through Christ.

We pause today in the midst of our own spirit filled recognition of this, to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a New Year filled with prosperity, the manifestation of deeper dreams and your highest achievements.

Marlene Daley

www.simpletoremember.com

www.kotchmagazine.com

 

Latest

JAMAICAN – JODY-ANN MAXWELL MAKES HISTORY

In the world of competitive spelling, Jody Ann Maxwell's...

BUSINESS MAGNATE ALIKO DANGOTE – THE RICHEST MAN IN AFRICA

Come what may, and despite harsh criticisms leveled against...

MAYA ANGELOU – INSPIRATIONAL RESILIENT & POETIC (4/4/1928 – 5/28/2014)

Maya Angelou was an unbelievable poet with powerful words...

NBA HALL OF FAMER – WILT CHAMBERLAIN (8/21/1936 – 10/12/1999)

The NBA Hall of Famer Wilt Chamberlain is considered...

Newsletter

spot_img
Marlene Daley
Marlene Daleyhttps://kotchmagazine.com
Founder & Producer of KotchMagazine,com, Belovedones.Love and Kotch.Media
spot_imgspot_img

JAMAICAN – JODY-ANN MAXWELL MAKES HISTORY

In the world of competitive spelling, Jody Ann Maxwell's name stands out as a testament to her unyielding pursuit of excellence. Born and raised...

BUSINESS MAGNATE ALIKO DANGOTE – THE RICHEST MAN IN AFRICA

Come what may, and despite harsh criticisms leveled against him from his fellowmen, Aliko Dangote has cemented his name in the annals of history...

MAYA ANGELOU – INSPIRATIONAL RESILIENT & POETIC (4/4/1928 – 5/28/2014)

Maya Angelou was an unbelievable poet with powerful words that transcended across nations. She is a true testament to resiliency and wisdom.Born on April...

5 COMMENTS

  1. Thanks, I’ve just been looking for info about this subject for ages and yours
    is the greatest I have discovered so far. But, what concerning the bottom line?
    Are you positive concerning the source?

    • Hello Arden. Our sources are verified and where quoted, we ensure that we are taking from legit websites. Many thanks for your feedback!

  2. Hey There. I discovered your weblog on msn. This
    is a very smartly written article. I’ll be sure to bookmark it and return to learn more from your
    useful info. Thank you for the post. I’ll definitely return.

Comments are closed.