21 December 2010

Some Discussion on the Historical Dating of Christmas

Thanks to a reader who sent me an email linking to some interesting explanation of the historical dating of Christmas as December 25. The first link is to a fisheaters.com essay, and the other is to Dom Gueranger's The Liturgical Year. Unfortunately, there is no direct link to the relevant paragraphs therein, so click here, then click "Christmas" at the left, then click "History of Christmas" and read from paragraph three on.

1 comment:

Wade St. Onge said...

Could have used this when the JW's came to the house last Saturday. I decided not to engage them in conversation this week - I just worked the night shift and really had to get to bed. Unfortunately, my roommate, who is also a pretty good apologist, was out like a light after a pretty late night. Oh well, maybe next time ...