Monthly Archives: December 2013

“2014”

Christmas Day is now behind us and we stand at the door of a new year. Did you know that the word “January” comes from a root word that means “door?” January was thus the name given to the month … Continue reading

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“WHICH CHRISTMAS DO YOU CELEBRATE?”

The idea of Santa Claus is the stuff of legend. It had its roots in the tradition associated with Nicholas, bishop of Myra (an ancient city along the Mediterranean coast of what is now Turkey.) Six hundred years after he … Continue reading

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THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE OF 1914

One of the great Christmas stories of the 20th Century took place along the Western Front in World War I. In 1914, as Christmas Day was approaching, a spirit of peace moved through the trenches among both British and German … Continue reading

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“BETHLEHEM”

Bethlehem, PA, was named for Bethlehem of Judea by some Moravians who settled the area for the purpose of evangelizing Native Americans and German immigrants. They founded the town on Christmas Eve, 1741. One of the leaders in the effort … Continue reading

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