The Bible offers few clues: Celebrations of Jesus’ Nativity are not mentioned in the Gospels or Acts; the date is not given, not even the time of year.The biblical reference to shepherds tending their flocks at night when they hear the news of Jesus’ birth (Luke 2:8) might suggest the spring lambing season; in the cold month of December, on the other hand, sheep might well have been corralled. 165–264) goes so far as to mock Roman celebrations of birth anniversaries, dismissing them as “pagan” practices—a strong indication that Jesus’ birth was not marked with similar festivities at that place and time.E., when the apocryphal text known as the Epistle to the Apostles has Jesus instruct his disciples to “make commemoration of [his] death, that is, the Passover.” Jesus’ ministry, miracles, Passion and Resurrection were often of most interest to first- and early-second-century C. We can begin to see this shift already in the New Testament.The earliest writings—Paul and Mark—make no mention of Jesus’ birth.On December 25, Christians around the world will gather to celebrate Jesus’ birth.Joyful carols, special liturgies, brightly wrapped gifts, festive foods—these all characterize the feast today, at least in the northern hemisphere. How did December 25 come to be associated with Jesus’ birthday? If lusty neighbors are scorching your eardrums, here are ten tips for dealing with this sticky situation. A new study suggests that romance can protect them from the negative psychological effects. on June 15, 2018 in Laugh, Cry, Live It's summertime and the sexy lovin' is easy—and sometimes WAY too loud. on May 29, 2018 in Today’s Couples and Families: LGBT youth are often victimized due to their sexual orientation.
Although Jesus’ birth is celebrated every year on December 25, Luke and the other gospel writers offer no hint about the specific time of year he was born.And talking about a soul mate makes matters worse—besides, do soul mates even exist? on July 15, 2018 in Living Single For the past 3 years, people from around the world have discussed every aspect of single life (except dating) online at the Community of Single People. Here are some articles to help you maneuver the mating game. Thousands of singles join online dating sites every day. View photos and profiles of fun, like-minded singles. With seemingly endless options, the list below can help you find a dating site that fits your lifestyle. The Gospels of Matthew and Luke provide well-known but quite different accounts of the event—although neither specifies a date. E., further details of Jesus’ birth and childhood are related in apocryphal writings such as the Infancy Gospel of Thomas and the Proto-Gospel of James.These texts provide everything from the names of Jesus’ grandparents to the details of his education—but not the date of his birth. E., a Christian teacher in Egypt makes reference to the date Jesus was born. on July 08, 2018 in Understanding Narcissism Tired of toxic relationships? on July 03, 2018 in Lifetime Connections Freckling your partner is a metaphorical way to describe the summer lover who shows up when the sun grows warmer, but fades away once autumn sets in. How can we send the right signals in interpersonal and romantic relationships? Jesus is crucified the next morning—still, the 15th.Easter, a much earlier development than Christmas, was simply the gradual Christian reinterpretation of Passover in terms of Jesus’ Passion.