S To make it easier for the Romans could convert to Christianity without giving up your festivities, Pope Julius I in 350 asked that the birth of Christ was held on that date. Some maintain that December 25 was adopted only in the fourth century as a holiday Christians after the Roman emperor Constantine the Great converted to Christianity in order to encourage a common religious festival and convert the pagans to Christianity. A careful reading of historical records indicates that the first mention of such a feast in Constantinople did not happen until 379, under St. Gregory Nazianzen.
In Rome, can be confirmed only when it refers to a document from about AD 350, but with no mention of the penalty by the Emperor Constantine The fact that this night is celebrated in the vast majority of countries in the world, it is within an atmosphere of peace, happiness, love mostly shared with the family, within an atmosphere of joy and provides gifts, presents, as a sign of affection. If you have additional questions, you may want to visit Mark Berger Chicago. This time we want to share with you a reflection that we have left who have identified the importance of tonight, so I remember the best Christmas present in 1994, two Americans answered an invitation from the Russian Department of Education, to teach morals and ethics (based on biblical principles) in the public schools. Were invited to teach at prisons, businesses, fire and police departments, and a large orphanage. About 100 boys and girls who had been abandoned, abused, and left in charge of a government program, were in this orphanage. .