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  1. All this is speculation. It is not known exactly why this particular Christmas date was chosen, or even when. People are superstitious, that is, immersed in all sorts of vain, meaningless details-both then and now. Therefore, whatever number was established, it would certainly be interpreted in every possible way – both in connection with Roman pre-Christian customs and beliefs, and in connection with Biblical prophecies, and in connection with natural allegories, and in connection with numerology, and so on. and so on. None of this matters at all. Therefore, it is quite reasonable for a Christian to trust the church when it is best to empathize with certain events of sacred history. This story takes place in eternity. Its binding to the current and current calendar is always random.

  2. Here I briefly tried to answer the essence of the question, there are other answers:

    Why is the New Year celebrated not on the same day as Christmas, because the chronology is conducted from the birth of Jesus?

    In short-originally ~December 21-22 is the winter solstice day known to people since ancient times (tens of thousands of years )and for obvious reasons this day has always been revered. After all, this day is when the night stops devouring the day and the day begins to lengthen. What does the coming end of winter and the arrival of heat mean?

  3. They did not change Christ's birthday because it was not known exactly when He was born. However, it is true-they put the Christmas festival in place of the pagan Sun festival.

  4. There are more than a dozen variations of the date of Jesus ' birth. We don't know the exact date, so it was impossible to change it. Strictly speaking, even the year of Christ's birth is not known exactly. Therefore, it is problematic to distort the birthday of Christ.

    The Romans did not worship Mithras, so the version of Christ=The mitre is far-fetched. The subtlety here is that the date was drawn more to the winter solstice, the Roman Bruma, like many holidays of many religions. And Bruma, by order of Caesar, was celebrated on December 25. And one of Rome's pagan festivals was the Saturnalia festival, dedicated to Saturn, the Sun god, a colleague of Mithras from the Roman pantheon. Initially, saturnalia took place a little earlier, but at some point they shifted in time and became attached to Bruma.

    And yes, there is an opinion that Christmas was set for December 25 precisely in order to replace the solemn and beloved Saturnalia in the minds of the people with a Christian holiday. Although for the first time about December 25 as the date of Christ's birth, people started talking about it at the end of the II-beginning of the III centuries AD and without reference to Saturnalia. But we don't know the exact reasons for this choice, and no reliable information has been preserved.

  5. The Savior's birthday is not known. For certain indirect reasons. such as finding shepherds and flocks in the open air, etc. it is assumed that the birth of Christ could have occurred in the Fall.

    Indeed, the date of December 25 is associated with the worship of the sun. The announcement of this date as the day of the Nativity of Jesus Christ was part of a deliberate policy to unite Christianity and paganism. this kind of action was justified by arguments of this kind. that the Savior was also prophetically called the “Sun of Righteousness”in Scripture

  6. Truth.

    Both Eastern and Western supposedly Christianity is essentially a pagan cult, in which they simply changed some names and names, but left the whole pagan essence.

    In the Western Empire, there was a cult of Sol Invictus, whose Christmas was celebrated on December 25.

    And in the Eastern Empire there was a cult of Mithras, whose Christmas was celebrated on January 7.

    Hence the difference in the date of Christmas in the Catholic and Orthodox systems.

    But no one changed the birthday of Christ because no one knows when it was.

  7. We do not know anything about the day and year of the birth of Emmanuel of the line of David, nicknamed Jesus Christ. All that is known for certain is the site of Bethlehem, the fiefdom of the Davidians, and the war of Bar in 6-4 BC against the rebellious Jews who tried to put his male descendant on the throne of David. Undoubtedly, these events are somehow connected with the mytho-epic traditions of the gospels, where they are given in a very distorted form. Instead of establishing any historical correlations, we should focus on the doctrinal content of the” good news”, which expresses the content of the”first axial time”. Despite the two-thousand-year history of Christianity, much has not been done here. V. Lossky called this message “ontological personalism”, but never revealed it. When? Who!

  8. in the testimonies of the apostles and the Gospels about the birthday of Christ there is no information – there is some indirect evidence that Christ was born in the fall, but as I said, there is no sense in the birthday – Christ commanded people to do something else.�

    But yes – when trying to bring the peoples of Europe under the flag of Christianity, they did not bother much about this and decided to follow the path of least resistance – that is, to give many old pagan shrines and holidays a Christian color. This is expressed in someone I don't remember, in my opinion Bernard Shaw �- The conversion of a savage to Christianity is the conversion of Christianity into a savage teaching. He is partly right – although it has often happened that wild people have changed under the influence of the Gospel, but something else is also true – wild people take the teachings of Christ and transform them to their wild customs and customs. That is why the Lord told all His listeners to search, to dig, not to believe blindly, to test, to weigh, and in general-to seek the Truth more than life..Blessed are those who hunger for righteousness, for they will be filled.

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