WHAT IS CHRISTMAS?
Christmas or Christmas Day
The word Christmas originated as a compound meaning “Christ‘s mass“. It is derived from the Middle English Christemasse and Old English Cristes mæsse, a phrase first recorded in 1038. “Cristes” is from Greek christos and “mæsse” is from Latin missais an annual holiday celebrated on December 25 that marks and honors the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.
WHEN WAS IT?
The birth of Jesus, which is the basis for the Anno Domini (A.D.)system of dating. It is thought to have occurred between 7 and 2 BC.
. In early Greek versions of the new testament, the letter X (chi), is the first letter of Christ. Since the mid-16th century Χ, or the similar roman letter X, has been used as an abbreviation for Christ. Hence,Xmas is often used as an abbreviation for Christmas.
WHAT’s WITH FILIPINOS DURING CHRISTMAS?
SImbang gabi(nine nights)
Ask Godfather’s for gifts or cash
Children Caroling on streets
Exchange gifts (monitos and monitas)
School or Office Parties
(NOCHE BUENA) Christmas eve DInner together
Playing loud christmas songs
Out of the town Vacation
Stores give out items with their store names
Great Mall discounts
More people at Divisoria and quiapo
Heavy Traffick on Express ways
Christmas would be better if we would now what it really means. Christmas is all about us. Remembering the birth of the one who died on the cross, whipped and crowned with thorns, spitted and tortured. More over, it is about the one who freed us from the bed of sins, the one who cleansed us with his own blood so it would be as white as snow,the one who died so that we may live, Our Lord and Savior. JESUS CHRIST.The bible states no date on what the exact day GOD was born,So we should not commemorate CHRIST’s birth in just a single day.You can appreciate His greatest love for us in every single millisecond.Much more, you can let others know what He did for us through your words, actions, intentions, deeds, decisions & through You.
Let us all remember that you may receive no single gift, no cash from ninongs, no food for the noche buena but “CHRISTMAS IS ALWAYS COMPLETE,if we have JESUS here in our hearts”