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Results for Christmastide

Rivers in the Desert: Why New Year's Day Is a Christian Holiday
Originally Posted: 01/01/2014 - 10:28am | Type: Blog

The celebrations of New Year’s Eve are, in some ways, just an excuse to indulge ourselves in excessive partying, but they also stand in contrast against the hopes we hold for the following day. ...

Let the Real War on Christmas Begin!
Originally Posted: 12/26/2013 - 11:04am | Type: Blog

The real war on Christmas begins on Dec. 26 and it is waged in the most pernicious way possible: By ignoring the Christmas season altogether. And we will be completely unaware that we are participating in the ...

Hit the Hallelujah Button: Kazoolaluia!
Originally Posted: 12/12/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

Each day leading until Christmas we will post a different video rendition of the "Hallelujah Chorus" for your holiday enjoyment and edification. Today's installment comes from a YouTube user na ...

Hit the Hallelujah Button: The Silent Monks/Boy Scouts of Richfordshire, UK
Originally Posted: 12/01/2011 - 5:11pm | Type: Blog

The German Baroque master composer George Frideric Handel wrote his most famous piece, the English oratorio Messiah, in 1741 and it was performed for the first time publicly on April 13, 1742 in Dublin, Irelan ...