Peace and joy to Armenians on this, their Christmas Day
Published January 6th, 2013 - 05:00 GMT
A fun cartoon and an explanation of why Armenians celebrate Christmas on January 6th instead of December 25th; 10 Top Trending Arabic Hashtags on Twitter This Week; and a prayer for Egypt as Egyptian Jews and Salafists split.
A question often asked is why Armenians do not celebrate Christmas on 25 December, as the rest of the world generally does. Just as chronologically there is no clear date for Christ’s Holy Nativity, the Gospels also do not contain one.
But historically all Christian Churches up until the fourth century celebrated the Festival of Christ’s Nativity on the 6th of January.
Friday Prayers for Egypt: Egyptian Jews and Salafi Splits
Certain Muslim Brothers have invited Jews of Egyptian origin to leave Israel and reclaim their property and heritage. You know, God, the purpose and sincerity of such remarks, .. but honor at least the symbolism – if not more – that Egypt may be a place of welcome for all people.
Be with Egypt, God. Grant the people a common vision to rebuild their nation. May you be pleased with what they create.