Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!

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Graphic design (Toronto: 2008) © Joachim Romeo D'Costa

Tomorrow is Christmas -- the solemn feast of the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. In Christianity it is the second most important feast after the Easter.

Christmas brings joy, hope and a sense of fulfillment to more than two billion Christians in the world. It brings joy because two thousand years ago Christ came to save mankind from the bondage of sin perpetrated by Adam and Eve, the first man and woman. It brings hope, for, through Christ we can overcome evil and lead a godly life. It brings a sense of fulfillment because God's promise of sending a messiah or saviour has been fulfilled with the birth of Jesus.

Christmas has two aspects -- religious and social. Religious tradition comprises special liturgical service and songs commemorating the nativity of Jesus, and the social tradition varies from region to region -- Christmas gift and card exchange, caroling from house to house, decorating Christmas trees, Santa Claus, special illumination and fireworks, wearing new costumes and enjoying local treats.

Again wish you all Shuvo Borodin (Merry Christmas)! Bookmark and Share