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The 25 December Nativity of Christ was attested very early by Hippolytus of Rome ( 170 – 236 ) in his Commentary on Daniel 4: 23: “ The first coming of our Lord, that in the flesh, in which he was born at Bethlehem, took place eight days before the calends of January, a Wednesday, in the forty-second year of the reign of Augustus, 5500 years from Adam .” Another early source is Theophilus Bishop of Caesarea ( 115-181 ):" We ought to celebrate the birth-day of our Lord on what day soever the 25th of December shall happen.
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25 and December
In December 1988, the second largest city in the republic, Leninakan ( now Gyumri ), was heavily damaged by a massive quake that killed more than 25, 000 people.
Afonso I ( 25 June 1109, Guimarães or Viseu – 6 December 1185, Coimbra ), more commonly known as Afonso Henriques (), nicknamed " the Conqueror " (), " the Founder " () or " the Great " () by the Portuguese, and El-Bortukali (" the Portuguese ") and Ibn-Arrik (" son of Henry ", " Henriques ") by the Moors whom he fought, was the first King of Portugal.
Another example is when a few passengers and flight attendants teamed up to subdue Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab who attempted to detonate explosives sewn into his underwear aboard Northwest Flight 253 on December 25, 2009.
A decree of the council of state on 25 December 1714 reunited Barcelonnete with the general government of Provence.
Chaplin died in his sleep from the complications of a stroke in the early morning of 25 December 1977 at his home in Switzerland.
It resulted in the abolition of the Soviet Federal Government (" the Union center ") and independence of the USSR's republics on 25 December 1991.
Coptic Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas on 7 January ( Gregorian Calendar ), which coincides with 25 December according to the Julian Calendar.
The disc was released in the U. S. via City Hall Records on December 6, and within two weeks had climbed to # 12 on Amazon's best-seller list in spite of being priced over 25 % higher than most CDs in order to raise funds for the Doris Day Animal League.
** Nazarov was Dictator of the Don Republic ( which before, since its founding on 2 December 1917 at Novocherkassk, had been governed by a Triumvirate including the last pre-Soviet Ataman, Aleksei Maksimovich Kaledin ) from 11 February 1918 till 25 February 1918 when Bolshevik troops ended their existence
** Series one: an introductory special on boxing day 1967, followed by 13 regular episodes of 30 minutes broadcast between 26 December 1967 to 28 March 1968, Thursdays at 17: 25.
* In December 2001, the United States ' National Film Preservation Foundation announced that Morris's The Thin Blue Line would be one of the 25 films selected that year for preservation in the National Film Registry at the Library of Congress, bringing the total at the time to 325.
In return for Vanuatu's lifting of the biscuit ban on 25 October, the Fijian government announced on 7 December that it was lifting its kava ban for the sake of freer trade among the members of the Melanesian Spearhead Group ( MSG ).
25 and Nativity
* 1100: On December 25, Baldwin of Boulogne is crowned as the first King of Jerusalem in the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem.
Perceived relations among the Mithraic mysteries, the Dies Natalis of Sol Invictus ( the " Birthday of the Unconquered Sun ") on December 25, and the Christian Nativity as celebrated in December are a matter of longstanding and complex scholarly debate.
During this time one feast leads into another: December 25 – 31 is the afterfeast of the Nativity ; January 2 – 5 is the forefeast of the Epiphany.
Leo gave 10 sermons on Nativity and 7 have survived, the one on December 25, 451 demonstrates his concern to increase the importance of the feast of nativity and along with it emphasize the two natures of Christ in defense of the Christological doctrine of Hypostatic union.
There is historical evidence that by the middle of the 4th century the Christian churches of the East celebrated the birth and Baptism of Jesus on the same day, on January 6 while those in the West celebrated a Nativity feast on December 25 ( perhaps influenced by the Winter solstice ); and that by the last quarter of the 4th century, the calendars of both churches included both feasts.
Leo gave 10 sermons on Nativity and 7 have survived, the one on December 25, 451 demonstrates his concern to increase the importance of the feast.
In the Eastern Orthodox Church, The Great Feast of the Nativity of our Lord begins on the Eve of 25 December ( for those Orthodox churches which follow the Julian calendar, 25 December falls on 7 January of the modern Gregorian Calendar ).
The Orthodox Church commemorates the Adoration of the Magi on the Feast of the Nativity ( December 25 ).
Beneath this altar is the Oratory or Chapel of the Nativity, on whose altar, at that time situated in the Crypt of the Nativity below the main altar of the church itself, Saint Ignatius of Loyola celebrated his first Mass as a priest on 25 December 1538.
On December 25, 1599, Natal ( whose name means Nativity or Christmas in Portuguese ) was established as a village outside the fort.
Even before the year 354, the Western Church had separated the celebration of the Nativity of Christ as the feast of Christmas and set its date as December 25 ; it reserved January 6 as a commemoration of the manifestation of Christ, especially to the Magi, but also at his baptism and at the wedding feast of Cana.
In parts of the Eastern Church, January 6 continued for some time as a composite feast that included the Nativity of Jesus: though Constantinople adopted December 25 to commemorate Jesus ' birth in the fourth century, in other parts the Nativity of Jesus continued to be celebrated on January 6, a date later devoted exclusively to commemorating his Baptism.
In 1969, however, Pope Paul VI moved it to 31 May, " between the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord ( 25 March ) and that of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist ( 24 June ), so that it would harmonize better with the Gospel story.