24. THE QUESTION WAS:
What does the term Christmas mean?
a. Christs manger
b. Christs Mass
c. Christs presents
THE ANSWER IS ..B ..Christs Mass
Heres some trivia for ya. Youve probably heard people complaining that the infamous X-Mas takes the Christ out of Christmas. Well, obviously these people dont know their Greek. Because the Greek word for Christ is Xristos. The X is just an abbreviation or symbol for Christ.
I, personally, have known this ever since well, ever since five minutes before writing this question.
If you pay attention to the letters on fraternity houses, then you know that the "X" is the Greek letter chi.
Back to the question about Christmas meaning Christs Mass. The sacrifice which we call Mass was the center of worship for Christians from the beginning. Christmas was the Mass which celebrated Christs birth. Mass refers to the sacrifice that occurs at the altar with bread and wine truly becoming Jesus Christ Himself in flesh, blood, soul and divinity. We offer this sacrifice up to the Father for our sins, for the cleansing of our souls. Mass continues to be at the center of our lives. You could not do anything greater for someone than to pray for them at daily Mass.
The name Christmas has been around since 1038 when it started as Christes Maesse and a century later became crist-messe
For more info, see www.salveregina.com/articles/christmas.html
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