Christmas Traditions Around th...

Dec 19, 2014 by

Christmas is probably the time of year when, certainly in the West, there is an overwhelming plethora of traditions and practices that each culture likes to embrace. Many are similar but there is also a huge range of completely different ones.

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Popes, Protests and Protestant...

Aug 29, 2014 by

The period know as the Reformation came about largely due to the actions and corrupt practices of the medieval Catholic Church. The split started when a German Monk named Martin Luther, who was so disgusted with the behaviour of Catholic clerics, initiated what we would call today a ‘Back to Basics’ campaign. In this article we look at what happened at this seminal moment in Church history.

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Was Jesus really born on the 2...

Dec 20, 2013 by

Was Jesus born on December 25? There is no real evidence for this date. So then we must ask is, who and when was it decided that Jesus’ birth would be celebrated on this date? Secondly when was it really ?

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New Year in Different Cultures

Dec 28, 2012 by

News Year Eve in the West means December 31st. However for a large part of the World this isn’t the prelude to a new Year.

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Who is Father Christmas ?

Dec 9, 2011 by

Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas, Santa Claus, Sinterklass … whatever you call him he has a rich set of folklore and traditions surrounding him. But are they even the same person ?

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Anno Domini – Origin of ...

Sep 30, 2011 by

Anno Domini or “the year of our Lord” is the dating system we use in the West and is all but the de-facto world standard...

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