14252A question and its answer about Christmas
- Dec 2, 2008A question and its answer about Christmas
How do you respond to the teachings of the certain churches that
the birth of our Lord Jesus (Christmas) was not in the month of
December as it was very diificult for the shepherds to stay outside
overnight during winter time?
Answer from Paul Ciniraj,
We have no answer for the argument about Jesus birthday on December
Some of the Orthodox churches celebrate Christmas not on December
25, but on January 6, which is "Denaha" or the baptismal day of our
Lord Jesus. Our Lord was baptised for the mankind on His 30th of
Our Lord's birth, baptism, crucifixion, death, resurrection and
ascencion - everything was done for the whole mankind.
Whenever we accept Jesus, that day onwards we are partakers of His
birth, baptism, crucifixion, death, resurrection and ascencion. So
we can celebrate all these in our life at any day or any time as a
tradition. Anyday means, including December 25.
As you know, when a priest baptise a child he pour out water from
the side of child's leg to the chest, then from the side of head to
the chest, then from the side of left ribs to the chest and the
right side to the chest. It is cross. That means the child is
crucifying with Jesus, dies and burying. It is the symbol of the
resurrection when the baptised child is taking out from the water.
That is a christian's re-birth in Jesus Christ.
December 25 is six days before the new year. January 6 is six days
after new years. Whether December 25 or January 6, Christmas is a
great day for a christian. Most of the people around the globe
celebrates christmas on December 25 and the Orthodox Churches in
India join with them.
Christmas means Christ-Mas. It is a MAS Belief. Those who accept
Jesus as personal saviour transforming likely as Jesus. So millions,
who accepted Jesus joined together with one mind and one faith is
Christmas. It must be for the glorification of God with purity and
holiness of mind and body. And never.... never for unholy and crazy