Michael Skir

christmas in israel

The Roman Empire was founded in 270 BC on the basis of the god Sol Inquitus the invincible god, who was the ruling god in the Roman Empire.
 The origin of the belief in the worship of the Persian god Meitara.
The birth of the god of sun is on December 25th Constantine who believed in the ideas of the Mitras, and so the birthday of Jesus December 25th.
Horus the Egyptian sun in Egyptian mythology that lasted about 3000 years, and began about 3000 years ago was born on December 25, the Greek god Dionysius, the Indian Krishna were born in December 25

Matthew 2 [NIV]
[vs: 1]  After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem
[vs: 2]  and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him.”
[vs: 3]  When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him.
[vs: 4]  When he had called together all the people’s chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Christ was to be born.
[vs: 5]  “In Bethlehem in Judea,” they replied, “for this is what the prophet has written:
[vs: 6]  “‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,  are by no means least among the rulers of Judah;for out of you will come a ruler  who will be the shepherd of my people Israel.’”
[vs: 7]  Then Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared.
[vs: 8]  He sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and make a careful search for the child. As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship him.”

[vs: 9]  After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen in the east went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was.
[vs: 10]  When they saw the star, they were overjoyed.
[vs: 11]  On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh.
[vs: 12]  And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route.
The Magi are an ancient tribe that comes from Madi .  
550 BC, Madi was  occupied by the Persians, and the magi or Amgush held various “spiritual” positions of fortune tellers and astrologers. They accepted the Zoroastrian faith founded by Zarathustra in the 1st millennium BC.
They gave Jesus frankincense,gold ,myrrh,as presents, they are the ones who will warn Joseph and Miriam of the intentions of Herod and the s family will imigrantes to Egypt.
The Christmas tree was already practiced in Roman times because a tree (or branch of a tree) was  a symbol for life, the custom was first mentioned in Germany in the 16th century.  In private houses the tree was placed later in the 18th century. As a sign of the eternity of Jesus.

Sinterklaus comes from the United States as Dutch immigrants as Saint-Klaus.A Christian saint from the 4th century who originated in the city of Mira in Turkey, was known as a saint who distributes gifts in childbirth to children and hides them in socks …

According to the sledding tradition on which Santa Claus arrives led by 8 moose.
Today, about 120,000 cristians live in Israel, scattered between the various cities of Jerusalem, Nazareth, Bethlehem and various villages in the Galilee.
In the Catholic Church of the Nativity  placed near the Orthodox Church, a festive Mass is held that is broadcast all over the world. It should be noted that until 1994, the Mass was broadcast by the Israeli Television Authority since the peace agreement with the Palestinian Authority.
A ceremony was also held in the Church of the Annunciation in Nazareth, because in the Church of the Annunciation, Miriam received the news of the birth of her son Joshua by the angel Gabriel.
 In Nazareth there are many Christmas events, and many tours take place in the city.
26-27 / 11 Christmas Market will be held at the St. Gabriel Hotel from 12:00 to 23:00.

01/12 – Christmas tree lighting ceremony at 20:00 in the center of St. Anton in front of the Galilee Hotel. In the presence of the mayor, bishops and dignitaries including an art show and fireworks.
01-11 / 12 – Christmas Market which will include stalls and shows from 17: 00-22: 00 takes place in the center of St. Anton near the Galilee Hotel.
05/12 – Decoration and assembly of the Christmas tree in the Orthodox Church of the Annunciation by a group of children by the Orthodox Council.
06 / 12-10 / 01 Drive in is magical for the whole family on the Jump Mountain – every day from 17:00 to 23:00 (except the dates 24/12/31/12).09-12 / 12 A Christmas market will be held at the Golden Crown Hotel between the hours of 17: 00-22: 00, admission is paid.12/12 – Christmas tree lighting and fireworks at 19:00 in the courtyard of the Orthodox Taurus Church by the Orthodox Community Council. The operation will be between 17: 00-20: 30.
14-17 / 12 A Christmas market will be held in the lobby of the Legacy Hotel every evening starting at 16:00 – Art Fair and City Artists Gallery.
16-19 / 12 there will be a Christmas Market offered by the Orthodox community in the Al Motran parking lot near the entrance ,.
24/12 – 38th Christmas procession – Peace and fraternity procession. Exits the Temple of Mary and reaches as far as the Basilica of the Gospel. The procession begins at 2:30 p.m.
24/12 – Every hour from 21:00 a show of lights and music over the church of Don Bosco Selsian.31/12 – New Year’s Eve and Christmas lights and sounds at the Church of Don Bosco in 21:00, 22:00, 23:00 and 24:00 including fireworks.
06/01 Christmas procession at 17:00 in the Orthodox Church, from the Bishop’s House to the Orthodox Church of the Annunciation.

In Jerusalem, there are street stalls, fir trees that are especially concentrated in the area of ​​the new gate, in front of the Notre Dame Church, and in the YMCA area, and the Christmas atmosphere includes a large and bright fir tree that is especially tall in the Notre Dame plaza.

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