Initially Different Dates For Memorial Of His Birth


“The Oriental Christians kept the me- morial of the Saviour’s birth and of his baptism, on one and the same day, namely, the sixth day of January; and this day they called Epiphany. But the Occidental Chris- tians always consecrated the 25th day of December to the memory of the Saviour’s birth. For, what is reported of Julian I, the Roman bishop’s transferring the memo- rial of Christ’s birth from the 6th day of January to the 25th of December, appears to me very questionable.”— John Laurence von Mosheim, D.D. Institutes of Ecclesiastical History, book 2, cent. 4, part 2, chap. 4, sec. 5 (Vol. I, 372-373). London: Longman & Co., 1841.


Christmas, Easter, and Halloween

by Vance Ferrell

 

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