A magnificent brightness lit up the sky when an angel appeared to Mary, a young pure women, who was engaged to be married to Joseph.
In the early part of the thirteenth century Saint Francis of Assisi was troubled by the lack of holiness in the holiday season.
You may be surprised to learn that the tradition actually began with Saint Francis of Assissi.
Take any hundred people in the western world and pose the question 'what does nativity mean to you'?
'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;
Excerpted from "Spelling Bee" The Musical.
The miracle of Resurrection apparently so occupied early Christian thought that first chroniclers did not focus on Christ's long-awaited birth. About 75 years later, two later Gospel writers, physician Luke and tax collector Michael, chose to.