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Watch-night Service: From Ale-house to Revolution

Watch-night Service: From Ale-house to Revolution

American Christianity, Christian Calendar, Christian History, Christian Living, December Articles

December 31, 1776 Historic watch-night service at Old St. George Church, Philadelphia For generations of Americans, the memory of candles flickering at the close of watch-night services—as one year waned and another began to wax—is one that evokes reverent appreciation for the spiritual fervor of by-gone days. Though the observance of the watch-night service began to wane at the end of...Read more... Read more...

Christmas Day

Christmas Day

Christian Calendar, Christian Witness, December, Social Theology

Though initially resisted by the Pilgrim Fathers of America, the practice gained use across America. Tragically, the false image of Nicholas has supplanted the true meaning of Christmas–the birth of the Messiah of the world. We are a user supported non-profit organization.  Your small gift is tax-deductible and will go a long way to help us meet our operating budget — and it...Read more... Read more...

Christian Living in December

Christian Living in December

Christian Calendar, Christian Living (Articles), December

Often, the Christmas season is the most meaningful time of year—for both the believer and unbeliever. Many fail to use this season of the year to point to Christ as fully as they might to Christianize the world around them. While some attempt to sanctify the carnal and merely sensuous for Christian purposes, the Apostle Paul warns believers to build with materials that are most...Read more... Read more...

Remembering the Life and Ministry of St. Andrew

Remembering the Life and Ministry of St. Andrew

Apostles, Bible, Christian Beliefs, Christian Calendar, November Articles

November 30 Martyrdom of Apostle Andrew The Apostle Andrew, the brother of St. Peter, carried the Gospel to many Asiatic nations, beginning his missionary endeavors in the Provinces of Vithynia and Pontus on the southern shores of the Black Sea. It is believed that he subsequently traveled to the City of Byzantium where he established a church. In one of his missionary tours to Achaia...Read more... Read more...

Advent

Advent

Christian Calendar, November, Schedule Post

Join in this Christian tradition to prepare your heart for the celebration of the first Advent of Christ! Click to read the entire article… Begins fourth Sunday before Christmas Advent The Christian tradition of Advent is observed the four Sundays prior to Christmas—the last Sunday sometimes observed on Christmas. Its modern observance was given birth in a home for children in Germany,...Read more... Read more...

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"...In times of impending calamity and distress; when the liberties of America are imminently endangered by the secret machinations and open assaults of an insidious and vindictive administration, it becomes the indispensable duty of these hitherto free and happy colonies, with true penitence of heart, and the most reverent devotion, publicly to acknowledge the over ruling providence of God; to confess and deplore our offenses against him; and to supplicate his interposition for averting the threatened danger, and prospering our strenuous efforts in the cause of freedom, virtue, and posterity..."
– Congressional Prayer Proclamation
Journals of Congress, 4:208-209.
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