December 29, 2013

    The Birthday of the Lord    

English dictionaries define the word “noel” as a cry of joy associated with the celebration of Christmas. In the past eras English speakers also used the word to refer to the feast of Christmas itself. Researchers differ in their explanations of the origin of the word “noel”. Most trace it back to the Latin word birthday. In the fourth century Church authorities in Rome introduced Christmas as “the Birthday of the Lord”.

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