Saturday, December 26, 2009

How December 25 Became Christmas

Biblical Archaelogy Review has an article arguing that the origin of the date of Christmas is not, as is commonly believed, borrowing from pagan celebrations, but was actually derived from celebration of the Feast of the Annunciation on March 25.

Ratzinger's Spirit of the Liturgy mentions this in passing, but the argument is laid out pretty thoroughly and convincingly here.

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