Sunday, December 9, 2018
Assorted retorts from yahoo boards and elsewhere : Soon Christmas · New blog on the kid : On the Date of Christmas · Φιλολoγικά / Philologica : Second week of Tishri + 15 Month = Christmas · Does it Make Sense for Christ to Have been Born at Chanukka time?
Most of this youtube is correct:
Is Christmas based on pagan traditions? (Creation Magazine LIVE! 7-24)
CMIcreationstation | 5.XII.2018
9:55 Catholic CHurch has three Masses on Christmas day.
Midnight Mass, Dawn Mass, Day Mass.
The Day Mass, I think, has John 1 up to verse 14 as its Gospel.
Christmas really is a Mass.
You have no trace of any Christmas celebration outside the Church celebrating Mass, since denial of the Mass very much post-dates St Hippolytus in 202. Among nominal Christians, that is.
Star of Magi - "not part of heavenly system":
Whether the star which appeared to the Magi belonged to the heavenly system?
S. Th. III P, 36 Q, 7 A