The Christian Noob (n00b)

born & raised Catholic, now going to a Presbyterian church & still learning

Daily Archives: 12/24/2012

Christ’s Mass Eve

I’m getting ready (mentally) for tonight’s 7pm Christmas (Christ‘s Mass) Eve service at FAPC.

Christmas (n.)
late Old English Cristes mæsse, from Christ (but retaining the original vowel sound) + mass (n.2). Written as one word from mid-14c. Father Christmas first attested in a carol attributed to Richard Smart, Rector of Plymtree (Devon) from 1435-77. Christmas tree in modern sense first attested 1835 in American English, from German Weihnachtsbaum. Christmas cards first designed 1843, popular by 1860s. Christmastide is from 1620s. Christmas Eve is Middle English Cristenmesse Even.”
http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=Christmas&allowed_in_frame=0

Christmas, Christian festival celebrating the birth of Jesus. The English term Christmas (“mass on Christ’s day”) is of fairly recent origin. The earlier term Yule may have derived from the Germanic jol or the Anglo-Saxon geol, which referred to the feast of the winter solstice.”
http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/115686/Christmas

As usual, I think too much for my own good. Just go to church, sing the carols and celebrate the coming of the Christ.

Maria Rickert Hong

born & raised Catholic, now going to a Presbyterian church & still learning

Faith Unlocked

Christian Poetry, Quotes, and thoughts - if they glorify God they were worth writing; if they mean something to one other person, they were worth sharing. Comments always welcome!

The Jordan Valley

Promise land ......almost here!!

Dimitris Melicertes

I don't write, I touch without touching.

Mind's Seat

Set your mind on the things above

From guestwriters

A tiny WordPress.com site based in Belgium

CEREBRATION

Reflections of a deeper psyche!

God is my Gardener

John 15 - Sarah Holbrook Remaining in the Vine

Relevant Christian

Real.Life.Christianity.

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,354 other followers

%d bloggers like this: