Tag: Council of Nicea

Is Easter Pagan?

Is Easter pagan? You will see that claim come up. Sometimes it is made by skeptics. Sometimes it...

Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, Easter Eggs and Maundy Thursday: Where Did Our Easter Traditions Come from?

For the past several days, I’ve been compiling information on local services for Easter and Holy Week.   Aside from the Easter and Christmas Christians, there really are people out there that don’t have a church they would feel comfortable walking into if they felt so led.  This was my little contribution by removing one excuse from the equation.

St Nicholas and Isaiah 58

As I mentioned in another post, I go into the Kingwood Garden Center once a week to get information for their newsletter.  This week Michal wanted to include a blurb titled “Ho, Ho, Ho!  Merry Citrus” as a lead in to suggest giving citrus trees as gifts.

As I started gathering the information, the thought crossed my mind to see if there was actually a connection between Christmas and oranges.  So I googled “Christmas and oranges” and a whole series of articles on oranges in Christmas stockings and St. Nicholas came up.