Re: 10% of US Protestant Churches closed on Sunday!
Very relevant observation. We can easily make a case for 10%
of Orthodox Christians approached this Christmas with Lent and prayer.
Others approached this with Party, Wine ( & liquor), Santa, Lights
Deer ,Toy trains, pine tree, Gifts ( not `giving' in true sense), greeting cards and what not.
--- In SOCM-FORUM@yahoogroups.com, Dr. Thomas Joseph wrote:
> I was surprised to hear from a colleague of mine that many Protestant Churches are closed this Sunday ... because it is Christmas! I thought she was being facetious, but here is a Wall Street Journal article on the topic. I truly hope our future generations don't fall into such malaise. The author quotes St. Augustine at the end of the article which I thought was very appropriate for us to contemplate on as we celebrate the incarnation of our Lord: "So, brothers and sisters, let us keep this day as a festivalnot, like the unbelievers, because of the sun up there in the sky, but because of the One who made that sun."
> Wish you a truly blessed celebration of the incarnation of our Lord!
> Thomas Joseph, Ph.D.
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