Sunday, December 25, 2005

This day in history...


In the 5199th year of the creation of the world, from the time when in the beginning God created heaven and earth;

In the 2957th year from the time of the Great Flood over the whole Earth;

2015 years after the birth of Abraham, our Father in Faith;

1510 years after Moses and the going-out of the children of Israel from Egypt;

1032 years after the anointing of David as king;

In the 65th week according to the prophecy of Daniel;

In the 194th Olympiad;

The 752nd year from the founding of the city of Rome;

In the 42nd year of the rule of Octavian Augustus,

When the whole world was at peace;

In the sixth age of the world;

JESUS CHRIST, the eternal God and Son of the eternal Father, desiring to sanctify the world by His most merciful coming, having been conceived by the Holy Ghost, and nine months having passed since His conception, WAS BORN in Bethlehem of Judea of the Virgin Mary, HAVING BECOME MAN.

THE NATIVITY of our Lord Jesus Christ according to the flesh.


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