ITS CHRISTMAS TIME AGAIN by Bobby Deason - 12-19-2010 The Real Meaning Of CHRISTMAS.
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ITS CHRISTMAS TIME AGAIN by Bobby Deason - 12-19-2010 The Real Meaning Of CHRISTMAS Slide 2 Christmas: Some Viewpoints Some oppose the whole concept of Christmas The Word Christmas, Christmas trees, Christmas carols, Christmas lights, Christmas gift giving saying that all of it is rooted in Paganism or Catholicism. I like Christmas. I like Christ in the word Christmas. I like the spirit of love and generosity inspired by Christmas. I like the enjoyment of family time. I like the beautiful decorations and the songs inspired by the birth of Christ. I like the reenacting of the birth of Jesus in Christmas Pageants by churches in our area. 2 Slide 3 The Origin of the Word Christmas The word Christmas originated as a compound meaning "Christ's Mass". It is derived from the Middle English Christemasse and Old English Cristes msse, a phrase first recorded in 1038.  "Cristes" is from Greek Christos and "msse" is from Latin missa (the holy mass).ChristMass Middle EnglishOld English mass The Original Meaning of Christs Mass. Is a Catholic term meaning the death of Christ, not His birth (from the 12 th century). But that is not what I mean when I say Christmas! 3 Slide 4 Christmas Common Usage Today is the Birth of Christ. Christmas is not a Bible Word. But Christ is and His Birth is Given Prime Time in the Bible. Definition of CHRISTMAS a Christian feast on December 25 or among some Eastern Orthodox Christians on January 7 that commemorates the birth of Christ and is usually observed as a legal holiday (M. Webster Dictionary). English is a living language. Word meanings change with time and usage, ex. Thursdays origin Thors Day pagan deity. We mean the 5 th day of the week, not the honor of a Pagan god. 4 Slide 5