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The Evergreen Tree and Christmas Celebrations over time

The Evergreen Tree and Christmas: The Royal 1848 Christmas Tree engraving that produced a craze for Christmas Tree across the Western world. It was the German-born Queen Charlotte of Britain who published this Christmas greeting depicting her family around a Christmas tree.

  Today, Christmas is celebrated with trees, decorations, mistletoes, chocolate and presents. The Evergreen Tree and Christmas: Many allege that these traditions stem mostly from pagan or secular practices, and very few, if any, from Christianity – again, rendering Christmas into a generic holiday unspecific to Christianity. Let us begin by revisiting how Christmas was initially commemorated. The answer is …

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Why we Celebrate Christmas: St. Nicholas, Santa Claus and the birth of Jesus

St. Nicholas and why we celebrate Christmas, Herland Report

  St. Nicholas: Today, Christmas is mostly associated with Santa Claus, decorative trees, gift-giving, and a time for relaxation in the Liberal, commercialized West. But where does this holiday – and its beloved traditions – come from? Initially a Christian feast celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, it has been appropriated by secular forces to be expanded into a generic …

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Celebrating Easter with Eastern Orthodox Christians in the Middle East

Orthodox Easter: g Easter with Eastern Orthodox Ch Ecumenical Patriarchy, Eastern Orthodox Church, Istanbul. Hanne Nabintu Herland Report Istanbul

  Herland Report: Orthodox Easter: Easter is the most important celebration for Christians all over the world. This day is the center for celebrations all over the Middle East and among all Orthodox Christians around the world.  The Eastern Orthodox Church is honored by Christians from all over the Middle East, Ukraine, Russia, Ethiopia, Greece and other Eastern nations celebrate …

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The Easter Message of Jesus Christ: The symbol of a New Beginning

The Easter message of Jesus Christ: Herland Report, Istanbul, Hagia Sofia

  Herland Report: It is Easter. We celebrate the Easter message of Jesus Christ as he was willing to suffer an excruciating death in order to give his life for the redemption of human kind. Those who attempt to follow Christ, are to take up their cross and follow his example in love for humanity, writes Hanne Nabintu Herland for …

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Marxist America as the New Soviet Union

The Marxist West: Marxist America: Herland Report

  Herland Report: Marxist America: Marxism is now filling the void of religion in America, with its fervent belief in man as the “new god”. A 2019 Pew Research Center survey found that Christianity is rapidly evaporating in the United States, only 65 % of Americans now describing themselves as Christian. This is a shockingly rapid decline, considering that the number …

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Exclusive glimps into Orthodox Christian faith in Athos, Greece

Faith is Scientifically Proven positive effect on Mental Health: Getty Heland Report

  Orthodox Christian faith in Athos: In the Middle East and Greek Orthodox Church, Easter was celebrated this weekend. To many Westerners, this original form of Christianity that thrives in the Middle East, Russia and many Eastern European countries, retain deep knowledge of the first centuries after Christ’s death. The Orthodox Christian way means keeping the faith as pure and …

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Islamic Religious Syncretism: How Islam Mutilates Christ

Islamic Religious Syncretism: Istanbul, Hagia Sophia, Turkey

  Herland Report: Islamic Religious Syncretism: Not only does Islam claim Abraham, Moses, and Jesus; it apparently claims post biblical figures, such as Saint George, as well.  So states a recent article on My London, the real point of which is apparently to assert Christian and Muslim “commonalities.” Thus, we learn that “on St George’s Day, which in Eastern Christianity is marked on May …

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