Holiday world. Christmas”
According to legend in the year of the Nativity, there were no wars on earth. The Lord has brought peace, peace with God. He brings peace to the troubled soul and a sick conscience. He’s the only one who can grant the human heart peace.
Each year comes to us in winter, and every year she brings us a holiday. Holiday snow slides and fun, Christmas trees and gifts, snow and purity, the feast of the Nativity.
And it happened over 2000 years ago. Terrible events were happening on the ground. Strong Roman regiments conquered many countries. Was among them and the land of Judah. And here was the Roman Emperor decided to learn, how many in this country are citizens, many who years and who can be a soldier.
For this he commanded to make a census of the people. And ordered everyone to go to that city, where he came from. Went to his hometown of Bethlehem righteous Joseph of Holy virgin Mary. Joseph was a poor carpenter, but was descended from the ancient Royal family of the Holy king and prophet David. God chose Joseph for reverent service to the Holy virgin Mary, Which was to become the Mother of God.
A lot of people gathered in Bethlehem and tired men could not find a refuge. Finally, they stopped in a cave, where the rumors were herded sheep.
Came a cold winter night. Flickered high stars all around was silence. At this time, the virgin Mary and the baby was born. No one knew about it, it seemed the whole earth was enveloped in a deep sleep. And only the shepherds were sitting around the campfire trying to stay warm. Suddenly his face lit up a bright light in a fright they jumped up from the ground and saw a radiant angel. Fear not, the angel said to them, I bequeath to You a great joy which shall be to all people, now born our Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And here is your sign, you will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger. At the same moment appeared with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, Praising God. The angels departed to heaven, the shepherds immediately went to Bethlehem. And around again became dark. Then shone in the East, a big bright star. The first thing she noticed, the Persian wise men. Long ago they read in the prophetic books that should be born the Savior of the world. And here saw in the sky a new star, realized that the ancient prophecy is coming true. And they decided to go for it. Star, like a living, moving across the sky, calling them to follow him. And it led them to Bethlehem and stood over where the young child was Christ. Overjoyed, the Magi entered the house, fell down before the infant on his knees and bowed to him and then brought him a gift of precious treasures: gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Gold was offered to Jesus as a King; frankincense, used for Worship, as God, and myrrh is a precious aromatic oil – as a man who must die, for the dead in those days, rubbed with perfumed oils. When they had gone, an angel of the Lord is to Joseph in a dream saying, arise, take the young Child and His mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word, for Herod will seek the young Child to destroy Him. He stood up, took the Child and His mother by night and departed into Egypt and was there until the death of Herod.
The sages, after meeting with the Infant Christ, renounced his knowledge associated with divination by the stars and become disciples of Christ.
In remembrance of the birth of Jesus Christ the Church is a feast. The Christian Nations it was the custom for this holiday decorate the tree. It is believed that it symbolizes the Tree of Life, returned to us with the birth of Christ the Savior. Decorated with candles or light bulbs, it serves as a symbol of spiritual light, educating the world with the coming of Christ.
On Christmas day on January 7 all the earth in homes and temples to light candles, sing songs of born in the world the Christ Child and His blessed Mother.