Holidays: Top Ten Christmas Carols

5- We Three Kings – In 1857 Rev. John Henry Hopkings penned this carol. It was originally written for New York’s General Theological Seminary and their pageant at Christmas time. 4- What Child is This – Once called The Manger Throne, this song was written in 1865 by an Englishman, William Chatterton Dix. Dix wrote…

Holidays: Top Ten Christmas Carols and Their History

For millennia, people have celebrated the Winter Solstice, and Christians have celebrated the coming of their King by singing Christmas songs. Born on the plains in a stable in Bethlehem, God came down in the most vulnerable form possible: a babe. This was so remarkable and unexpected that God’s own chosen had not grasped it.…

Christmas Angels

Holidays: 8 Facts About Angels

  While I am no angelologist (yes, there is such a thing), I was thinking of angels over the past couple of days and their relation to Christmas. They are sung of often in Christmas Carols like “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” and “Angels We Have Heard On High.” They feature in all the best…

Sukka for Sukkot, a Jewish Thanksgiving

Holidays: The First Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving approaching, many of us grow nostalgic. Images of Thanksgivings past come to the forefront. Maybe we think of the Macy’s parade, of turkey dinner, or even sitting around with the men watching the Dallas Cowboys play the Washington Redskins. Maybe we had special times with family and loved ones. Time off from responsibility might have…