Two Mithraic Holy Days Adopted As Christian Holy Days



“Remains of the struggle are found in two institutions adopted from its rival by Christianity in the fourth century, the two Mithraic sacred days, December twenty-fifth, dies natalis solis [birthday of the sun], as the birthday of Jesus, and Sunday “the venerable day of the Sun,” as Constantine called it in his edict of 321.”—Walter Woodburn Hyde, Paganism to Christianity in the Roman Empire, 60.


Christmas, Easter, and Halloween

by Vance Ferrell

 

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