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St Nicholas

St Nicholas was the Greek bishop of Myra (Demre, in Lycia, part of modern-day Turkey) in the early 4th Century AD. Many miracles are attributed to his intercession and, over the centuries, he became a hugely popular saint. He had a reputation … Continue reading

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Music for the Season

Along with the rituals of the Advent calendars and wreaths, music plays an important part in the season. Even in that most secular of places, the shopping mall, the store managers know how well music puts people in the season. … Continue reading

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Advent

Advent is the beginning of the Western liturgical year and starts on the fourth Sunday before Christmas. The celebration of Advent are hundreds of years old. In the fifth century, Bishop Perpetuus, in the diocese of Tours, gave an order … Continue reading

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A Julekalender Variant

In Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden there is also a tradition of having a so-called Julekalender  in the form of a television or radio show, starting on December 1 and ending on Christmas Eve.  I like this idea of a … Continue reading

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