January 6 was observed for centuries as Jesus’ birthday. Â So happy birthday again, baby Jesus, and good for you Holy Mother for manifesting the Light as only Sophia-Maria can do…
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I’d always heard that his birthday was originally celebrated in March, as he was syncretized with springtime deities. But I’ve also heard that Christmas was a very minor holiday for most of Christian history as its Jesus’ resurrection from the dea and not his birth which is the essence of the miracle.
tmbchr, not sure what you mean by ‘originally’. The New Testament gives no date for his birthday at all. Whatever day we celebrate it on is going to be arbitary.