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« on: January 01, 2012, 05:18:55 PM »

For the Armenian Orthodox, Christmas is five days away. The faithful decorate their homes and prepare for one of the most joyous days of the year.

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Until the 4th Century, Christians worldwide celebrated Christ's birth Jan. 6. The Roman Catholic Church changed the birthdate to Dec. 25 to override a pagan festival dedicated to the birth of the sun. The Armenian Church and several others under the Eastern Orthodox umbrella still celebrate the birth and the baptism on the Jan. 6, (Rev. Daron) Stepanian said.

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« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2012, 07:16:53 PM »

The Armenian celebration is an interesting event and clearly rooted in history. However, the article is so full of errors! Which EOs celebrate Christmas on Jan 6? The Roman Catholic Church changed the date in the 4th century? The Armenian Church is EO? /sigh/
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