What is Epiphany? Epiphany in Christianity is feast celebrating the 'shining forth' or revelation of God to mankind in human form, in the person of Jesus Christ. The observance had its origins in the eastern Christian church, and included the birth of Jesus Christ; the visit of the three Magi (Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar) who arrived in Bethlehem; and all of Jesus' childhood events, up to his baptism in the Jordan by John the Baptist. The feast was initially based on (and viewed as a … [Read more...] about Epiphany
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Did you know? The traditional three colors of Christmas are green, red, and gold. Green has long been a symbol of life and rebirth red symbolizes the blood of Christ Gold represents light as well as wealth and royalty Source: 50 interesting facts about Christmas … [Read more...] about Christmas Facts!
Representing Eternity with it's circular design of evergreen branches, the Advent Wreath is a Christian tradition that symbolizes the spiritual preparation for the coming of Christ. Traditionally, the wreath is made of five candles in a circle of evergreens, with three candles being purple, one being rose and a single white candle placed in the middle which represents purity, or Gods Candle. On the first Sunday of Advent, the first purple candle is lit "THE PROPHECY CANDLE or CANDLE OF … [Read more...] about The Advent Wreath
During the Christmas season, which traditionally commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ, people all around the world decorate trees - often a type of conifer (i.e. a cone-bearing tree), like a fir tree, a pine tree, or a spruce tree - with ornaments, lights, and other decor that represent the colors, symbols, and events of this sacred Christian holiday. Source: Religion Facts (Christmas Trees) … [Read more...] about What is a Christmas Tree
Founded by Jesus Christ approximately 2,000 years ago, Christianity is one of the most influential religions in world history. Although this faith began as a small sect of Judaism during the first century in ancient Israel, the Christian religion has nearly 2 billion followers at the beginning of the 21st century and can be found in every corner of the globe. Source: Religion Facts Fast Facts on Christianity … [Read more...] about Christianity