Author Topic: Merry Christmas  (Read 601 times)

mkenuk

  • Eulexic
  • ***
  • Posts: 2083
  • Life? Don't talk to me about life.
    • View Profile
Re: Merry Christmas
« Reply #15 on: December 27, 2019, 11:51:33 AM »
I wonder if magi, gold or myrrh will appear in any of the games for January 6th?
frankincense is a bit too long.

pat

  • Eulexic
  • ***
  • Posts: 2915
  • Rugby, England.
    • View Profile
Re: Merry Christmas
« Reply #16 on: December 27, 2019, 09:11:38 PM »
Quote
Christmas almost over all around the world by now, but I hope everyone had a good one.

For those on the gregorian calendar...

Yep. Twelve days to go....

Sounds as if you love christmas about as much as I do, TRex.

birdy

  • Eulexic
  • ***
  • Posts: 3276
  • Brooklyn, NY
    • View Profile
Re: Merry Christmas
« Reply #17 on: December 28, 2019, 02:51:02 AM »
Quote
Christmas almost over all around the world by now, but I hope everyone had a good one.

Only for those on the gregorian calendar...

I hadn't realized that Christmas (as in the birthday, not the season) was celebrated on a different day in the Orthodox church, though I know Three Kings Day is a more popular gift-giving day in some cultures.  Learn something new every day!

TRex

  • Glossologian
  • **
  • Posts: 1636
  • ~50 miles from Chicago, in the Corn (maize) Belt
    • View Profile
Re: Merry Christmas
« Reply #18 on: December 28, 2019, 04:08:49 AM »
Sounds as if you love christmas about as much as I do, TRex.

I love Christmas. It is my third-favourite feast after Pascha [Easter] and Theophany.

I hadn't realized that Christmas (as in the birthday, not the season) was celebrated on a different day in the Orthodox church, though I know Three Kings Day is a more popular gift-giving day in some cultures.  Learn something new every day!

We celebrate Christmas (technically, the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ) on the 7th of January. Liturgically, it combines elements of Western Christianity's Christmas and Epiphany (i.e. it includes the birth and the appearance of the Magi). The Christmas season lasts twelve days as it does in Western Christianity. But the following day (19th January) is Theophany which celebrates the Baptism of the Lord Jesus Christ in the Jordan by the Forerunner, Prophet, and Baptist John and the first public proclamation of the Holy Trinity.

pat

  • Eulexic
  • ***
  • Posts: 2915
  • Rugby, England.
    • View Profile
Re: Merry Christmas
« Reply #19 on: December 28, 2019, 04:34:06 AM »
I love Christmas. It is my third-favourite feast after Pascha [Easter] and Theophany.

Guess I got that wrong then.  ;D I loathe it.

TRex

  • Glossologian
  • **
  • Posts: 1636
  • ~50 miles from Chicago, in the Corn (maize) Belt
    • View Profile
Re: Merry Christmas
« Reply #20 on: December 28, 2019, 07:55:13 AM »
Guess I got that wrong then.  ;D I loathe it.

Perhaps you misunderstood my countdown as days until it was over instead of days until it arrived. I'm not a fan of Giftmas, though.

mkenuk

  • Eulexic
  • ***
  • Posts: 2083
  • Life? Don't talk to me about life.
    • View Profile
Re: Merry Christmas
« Reply #21 on: December 28, 2019, 10:45:46 AM »
giftmas!!

What a wonderful word! Is it in any major dictionary?