Friday, December 24, 2010

A legacy of holy Christmas duly envisaged & flashed by me on the f.b.on Dec.24,2010.

Bishwa Nath Singh:

Many have their notion that in the recent era the holy Christmas has been corrupted by the commercialism with which it has come to be associated. For the poor, it may well be a time when, to quote Dickens, “want is keenly felt.” Charles Dickens uses this as an argument for practicing charity and “keeping Christmas in our hearts” on... every day of the year.However, it can be stated that for the many joyous family celebrations where poverty is not a factor, there are still many where poverty is felt at Christmas, and where families despair that there is not even money to give their children basic necessities as Christmas gifts. Such a thought is sobering when one ponders the Christian message as one of personal sacrifice, kindness to others, and loving our neighbors as ourselves. It's about remembering the sacrifices; it's about unconditional love for God's children, & respect for what's been given to us. Let us keep pushing to succeed with what God bestowed on us, not waiting for someone to save us.. Remember it's not about what one can give, but appreciating, what we have got. Let us celebrate Christmas day as usual on the 25th of December and wish every one a Merry Christmas to them and pay our humble obeisance’s to the lotus feet of Jesus Christ whom we consider as our holy father in heaven and also as the Almighty God!


(Picture of Christmas Tree fully decorated with greetings)

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Bishwa Nath Singh :
Though Christmas is normally celebrated on the 25th of December, strong evidence suggests that Jesus may have in fact been born in the spring. Though many Christians date Christ’s birth as the end of the "Before Christ" or BC era, most beli...eve Christ’s birth can actually be dated to 4 BC. This is a bit ironic, since the Christian era is thought to begin with the birth of Christ, but actually begins later.Some of the images usually tied with Christmas are things like shepherds in the snow, and the fierce cold of a winter night when Jesus was born. This is an unlikely scenario, though it is quite possible that the Jews participating in the census and taxation were extremely crowded in Bethlehem.Julius Africanus, a third century Christian missionary, is believed to have first espoused the theory of Christ’s birth as December 25th. This worked well when the Romans later largely converted to Christianity because Christmas could be tied to pagan winter rituals, making it more palatable. Historical records suggest some forms of Christmas celebrations dating back to the early 4th century CE.Some, however, argued that Christmas should not be celebrated as a feast date, because of the divine nature of Christ. This position is still held by some minority Christian groups like the Jehovah’s Witnesses. Though most of us unaware that Old England being the source for many modern Christmas traditions had actually banned celebration of Christmas from 1647-1660 in an effort to free the holiday of what was viewed as unhealthy atmosphere of the Roman Catholic Church. As it was not a good decision, England had later on reinstated Christmas as a celebratory holiday, though tensions still ran high between the Anglican and the Roman Catholic Church.Charles Dickens must be mentioned as inspiring many of the traditions we now regularly practice as part of Christmas celebrations. His phenomenal classic The Christmas Carol published in 1843 changed Christmas to a moderate, family oriented holiday. Clement Clarke Moore’s 1822 poem “A Visit from Saint Nicholas,” firmly established the Christmas/ Santa Claus connection. Actually many Christmas traditions are based in Germanic pagan rituals predating Christianity. Many consider Thor to be a frontrunner as an early Santa Claus figure, and the Christmas tree was once a sacrificial tree to the Gods.Let us celebrate this holy festival wth gaiety and wish all people of the universe irrespective of their religion & faiths a Merry Christmas to them with all sincerity & truthfulness at our command!


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...Gsv Krishna OMG.. thnx fr the INfo Ji....

"Peace on earth will come to stay.

When we live Christmas every day"

Merry Xmas n happy new Year sirji..:)

Sunita Kachhwaha Saini I:
always love this story, "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens.

One must keep this good feeling all year around.



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