CHURCH SEASONS FOR COMMEMORATING CHRIST’S ADVENT in Winter, PASSION AND EXALTATION in Autumns
It must be clear to all, that Celebration of Christ’s Nativity and Crucifixion/Resurrection were not started by Roman Catholic Church at all. To think so is to ignorantly or erroneous revise history!
Christ’s Nativity was witnessed by unusual STAR and was celebrated by the HEAVENLY Angels and the JEWISH Shepherds, and later joined by the GENTILE Eastern Magi.
Christ’s death was witnessed by an unusual ECLIPSE, while His Resurrection was witnessed by EARTHQUAKE and announced by ANGELS.
Pagans don’t own any day, because ALL DAYS BELONG TO GOD Who created and first numbered them. But PAGANS IN THEIR REBELLION against God have usurped and arrogated every day and every season to celebrate one thing or the other.
To leave out any day because we ascribe God’s days to rebellious pagans is to be under pagan idolatrous bondage and to approve of and accredit pagan rebellion!!!
So, it doesn’t matter if we are accurate in fixing Christmas date. It doesn’t matter also if there is coincidence or clash of Christian programmes with pegan programmes.
We can’t be too sure of the exact date, but we are sure of the fact and so should respect rather than disdain the date agreed upon by the Church Fathers. Especially remembering that they agreed on those dates amidst bloody persecution!!! Today, we are mostly free from persecution in the Western hemisphere.
Fact is that even our calendar today and the dates in it are not exactly the same with those of the Romans but are all the product of our forebears in the Faith.
Also, Christians should know that Church seasons and days are simply worship service appoined to mark the commemoration for the comprehension and consideration of Gospel saving events – not street cultural festivities which pagans find exciting.