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Christmas: Its Origin and Associations

Together with Its Historical Events and Festive Celebrations During Nineteen Centuries

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Published: 1902
Language: English
Wordcount: 139,355 / 435 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 70.5
LoC Category: BL
Downloads: 1,571
Added to site: 2007.07.11
mnybks.net#: 17592
Genres: History, Religion
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d His name Jesus.

(Matthew i. 18-25.)

[Illustration: "There went out a decree from Cæsar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. And Joseph went to be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child." (Luke ii. 1-5.)]

And there were shepherds in the same country abiding in the field, and keeping watch by night over their flock. And an angel of the Lord stood by them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Be not afraid; for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which shall be to all the people: for there is born to you this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this is the sign unto you; Ye shall find a babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, and lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace among men in whom He is well pleased.

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