Why December 25?

Why December 25?

So why is Christmas on December 25? The old saw is that December 25 was a pagan winter solstice holiday of the Sun and Christians substituted the birth of Christ for it. But that’s not what happened.

In fact, according to this Evangelical source, there’s a much more interesting, even pro-life, reason, which is actually dependent on the dating of Easter.

Mr. Tighe, drawing on the in-depth research of Thomas J. Talley&88217;s The Origins of the Liturgical Year, cites the ancient Jewish belief (not supported in Scripture) that God appointed for the great prophets an “integral age,” meaning that they died on the same day as either their birth or their conception.

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