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Evidence of Jesus’ Birth on December 25

Articles | January 1, 2024 | by Catholics for Catholics

Outside of the Catholic Church, there is some disagreement that Our Lord and Savior, Jesus, was born on December 25th.

Brantley Millegan of ChurchPOP gives an introductory explanation:

You’ll often hear people say that Jesus was not born on December 25. Some say he was likely born in the Spring and that Christmas is just a Christianized pagan holiday.

Here’s the truth: the early Church celebrated Christmas on December 25 because that’s the day many thought Jesus was born.

They had two arguments for this date.

First, they believed that Jesus was crucified on March 25 (given when Passover normally falls), and there was a tradition that Jesus died the same day he first entered the world (his conception). Nine months later after March 25 is December 25.

For the original article click here.


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