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Do most churches tell their congregations that Christmas is just an arbitrarily picked day?

Question by Arch Stanton’s Grave: Do most churches tell their congregations that Christmas is just an arbitrarily picked day?
I know there’s no great conspiracy to hide this information, but by the same token, is it information that is voluntarily acknowledged from the pulpit? Taught in Sunday school or communion classes?

From the number of questions I’ve seen here over the years, it would seem that to many Christians, this fact comes as a shock, even though the clergy all learn this in seminary, and it’s openly written about in numerous secular and religious publications.

So why do so many parishioners still find this information such a “revelation”?

Best answer:

Answer by TEH TYME KITTEH
I find it odd that most Christians dont know the history of their religion or of Christ mass

Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments!

Central New York pastors, church leaders meet to build partnerships, help each others’ congregations

Central New York pastors, church leaders meet to build partnerships, help each others’ congregations
Dennis Nett/The Post-StandardBill Redfield, (left) of Trinty Episcopal Church in Fayetteville, and Rev. Leslie Johnson, of Tucker Missionary Church in Syracuse, are participating in a meeting Thursday to bring together urban and suburban pastors. The meeting, hosted by InterFaith…
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Quincy culinary students to cook turkeys for Father Bill’s Thanksgiving dinner
Students in Quincy Public Schools’ culinary arts program will cook more than 70 turkeys to serve at Father Bill’s Mainspring’s Thanksgiving community dinner. The dinner will be held at Christ Episcopal Church in Quincy on Thanksgiving Day.
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Norwood Young America Times – Obituaries:
Mildred C. Hein passed away Oct. 27, 2010 at the home of Eunice and Rick Taylor in Plymouth, Mich. A funeral service was held at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Plymouth, Mich. on Friday, Oct. 29, 2010, at 1:30 p.m. An additional service took place, Monday, Nov. 1, 2010 at the Church of Peace in Norwood Young America, at 11 a.m. Interment was at Echo Cemetery in Echo, Minn. Mildred lived at Peace …
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Some of Charleston’s oldest congregations

Some of Charleston’s oldest congregations
St. Philip’s Downtown, established in 1670. On Church Street but originally was at Meeting and Broad streets, where St. Michael’s now stands. It was the Colony’s first Anglican church, formed long before the advent of the Episcopal Church. Circular Congrega…
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Marcellus churches unite for Habitat
St. Johns Episcopal, St. Francis Roman Catholic, Marcellus First Presbyterian, Howlett Hill Presbyterian, and Marcellus United Methodist Church have again formed a partnership
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Berea church offers final produce giveaway of the season
Berea’s St. Thomas Episcopal Church will have its last free fresh produce distribution Oct. 7.
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