The Mass of Christ

Ever wonder how the season of Christmas was begun? So, have I. I’ve done some research on this day of gift giving and celebrating the best gift ever, the birth of Jesus. 

The word ‘Christmas’ is derived from the Mass of Christ first recorded on December 25th in the year 336, when the Roman Emperor, Constantine, reigned. He was the first leader of the Roman world to be a Christian. Why the 25th? 

 

Read the rest of the Rev. Holmer's Faith and Families column and the get the answers in the Dec. 10 Kossuth County Advance.

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