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December 25: Christmas or Pasch?

Posted in Calendar, Celebration, christmas, mass, Roman Catholic Church, Rome by entonces27 on December 26, 2008

Taken from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/December_25

Of course, I use wikipedia articles sparingly insomuch as I base my discussion from the authorities of the topic. The above citations were taken from wikipedia.

Let us start now. If you notice on the study of words (etymology), we took up lessons ranging from religion up to the origin of the naming of months.

December is a very special month for all those who celebrate the 25th or the 12:01 o’clock of the 24th as their approved nativity of “their” christ. And mind you, their head is none other than “the vicar of ‘their’ christ” or in latin vicarivs christi. This vicarivs christi if taken in its rooted meaning will lead us to the phrase vicarivs filii dei. And why in the world will I include “vicar of the son of god”? Because christi equals filii dei. Whether this supposed “vicarius filii dei” is grammatical or ungrammatical in its original language “Latin,” I cannot assure you folks. But I assure you that there exist a “college” known as “Colegio Filii Dei.”

Now back to our discussion. The authorities of  “papacy” and foremost of them as they call or address him as “most holy father” agreed that December 25 is the exact date of birth of Jesus, the son of Mary wife of Joseph as mentioned in Luke, Chapter 1 of the Holy Bible – New Testament. Well, there is no doubt that Mary conceived Jesus six months away from the conception of Elizabeth, mother of John the Baptist. And if you reckon Abijah’s offering you will need to resort to the reckoning of Moses when they left Egypt. And mind you, did Egypt have a calendar during Moses’ era?

June 24 (Gregorian Calendar) is R.C.C.’ official celebration of John the Baptist’s birth. And for Jesus, the Son of God, theyr celebrate His birth on December 25. And the rest is history.

Now, let us come to the naming of the celebration: Christmas.

http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/03724b.htm

The word for Christmas in late Old English is Cristes Maesse, the Mass of Christ, first found in 1038, and Cristes-messe, in 1131. In Dutch it is Kerst-misse, in Latin Dies Natalis, whence comes the French Noël, and Italian Il natale; in German Weihnachtsfest, from the preceeding sacred vigil. The term Yule is of disputed origin. It is unconnected with any word meaning “wheel”. The name in Anglo-Saxon was geol, feast: geola, the name of a month (cf. Icelandic iol a feast in December).

But how about the word “Mass.”

http://translate.reference.com/browse/misa

misa (Spanish)
Noun
(a) celebration, especially in the Roman Catholic church, of Christ’s last meal (Last Supper) with his disciples
Example: What time do you go to Mass?

http://translate.reference.com/browse/mass

Noun
a large lump or quantity, gathered together; a large quantity; the bulk, principal part or main body;

Adjective, of large quantities or numbers
Noun
(a) celebration, especially in the Roman Catholic church, of Christ’s last meal (Last Supper) with his disciples

I guess that will suffice you especially, the Romanized peoples, to know the meaning of mass as applied to the R.C.C.

Now, if we will make it “Mass of Christ” it will mean ” CHRIST’S  CELEBRATION OF CHRIST’S LAST MEAL OR SUPPER WITH HIS DISCIPLES.” Have you noticed the meaning of Christmas? There are 2 christs. The first is the owner or possessor of the celebration of the second’s last supper with disciples. Now, open your analytic minds if you have.

And remember the pope is the vicar of christ as agreed upon by the authorities of the Roman Church way back to the reign of Linus as “supposed” successor of “their” peter, “their” first pope. Therefore, christmas means

“the celebration of the pope of Rome on December 25 in memory of Christ’s last supper with disciples.”

Now, to their http://www.vatican.va/news_services/liturgy/calendar/ns_lit_doc_20080101_calendar_en.html#DECEMBER_2008

24 Wednesday
Solemnity of the Birth of Our Lord

Vatican Basilica, at 24.00
CAPPELLA PAPALE
Midnight Mass

25 Thursday
Solemnity of the Birth of Our Lord
Central Loggia of the Vatican Basilica, at 12.00
“Urbi et Orbi” Blessing


I. Christmas Party

To those of you who still join this so-called “CHRISTMAS PARTY”, I urge you to dig deeper the meaning of “Party.”

II. Easter –

Easter
Noun
a Christian festival held in the spring, to celebrate Christ’s coming back to life after the Crucifixion.

Danish: påske

Indonesian: Paskah

Italian: Pasqua

Norwegian: påske

Portuguese (Brazil):      páscoa

Spanish: Pascua

Swedish: påsk

III. Christmas:

Noun
an annual festival in memory of the birth of Christ, held on December 25, Christmas Day

French: Noël

Filipino: Pasko

Spanish: Navidad

Turkish: Noel

IV. Pasch –

Pasch \Pasch\, Pascha \Pas"cha\, n. [AS. pascha, L. pascha, Gr.
   ?, fr. Heb. pesach, fr. p[=a]sach to pass over: cf. OF.
   pasque, F. p[^a]que. Cf. Paschal, Paas, Paque.]
   The passover; the feast of Easter.
sources: http://translate.reference.com and http://dict.die.net

Now, let us know the depth of the things mentioned.

1. The first evidence of the feast Christmas is from Egypt according to http://www.newadvent.org . Well, it may be inferred that the wise men mentioned in Matthew came from here. But I can also infer that the shepherds mentioned in Luke whom the angels of YHWH spoke with came also from Egypt. This is just an assumption in the form of an informed guessing.

2. http://en.wikipedia.org

Sol Invictus (“Unconquered Sun”) was the Roman state-supported sun god created by the emperor Aurelian in 274 and continued, overshadowing other Eastern cults in importance,[1] until the abolition of paganism under Theodosius I. Although known as a god, the term “Unconquered Sun God’ is not found on any Roman document.

The Romans held a festival on December 25 of Dies Natalis Solis Invicti, “the birthday of the unconquered sun.” December 25 was the date after the winter solstice,[2] with the first detectable lengthening of daylight hours. There was also a festival on December 19.[3]

Also mentioned here:http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/john_paul_ii/angelus/1988/documents/hf_jp-ii_ang_19880221_it.html

Una volta si parlava del “Sol invictus”.

3. Date of Birth of Jesus the Christ of the Holy Bible

http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/03724b.htm

The gospels

Concerning the date of Christ’s birth the Gospels give no help; upon their data contradictory arguments are based. The census would have been impossible in winter: a whole population could not then be put in motion. Again, in winter it must have been; then only field labour was suspended. But Rome was not thus considerate. Authorities moreover differ as to whether shepherds could or would keep flocks exposed during the nights of the rainy season.

Truly yours,

Enton Ces

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  1. ADDherent said, on January 2, 2009 at 9:16 PM

    nice blog you have here.


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