GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS THURSDAY, December 25, the 359th day of 2014 with 06 to follow. Today is Christmas Day. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 7:2 and sunset is @ 4:16. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Jupiter, Mercury & Saturn. The evening stars are Mars, Neptune, Uranus & Venus.
ON THIS DAY IN: 336 – The first recorded celebration of Christmas on December 25 took place in Rome. Church fathers designated December 25th, the birthday of the popular pagan god Mithras, as Jesus’s official birth date. The celebration of the birth of Christ also took over the pagan winter solstice holiday, which, like the birthday of the sun god Mithras, fell in late December. From thereon, December 25 was to be observed at a holy mass, or “Christ’s Mass.”
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