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The Apologetics of Christmas (pt. 2)

BY Jimmy Akin

| Posted 12/22/11 at 12:04 AM

 

Joseph and Mary had to stay in a stable, right? Was it uncommon for some people to sleep in the stable of an inn during busy times? 

What was the Star of Bethlehem? A conjunction of planets, meteor, comet, supernatural event? What does the Church or Church Fathers say about it? 

What is significant about gold, frankincense, and myrrh? 

How did the birth of Jesus come to be celebrated on December 25? 

Why do Eastern Orthodox churches celebrate Christmas on January 7?

What light does the Ark of the Covenant shed on Mary’s perpetual virginity, and what evidence do we have for her perpetual virginity?

These are among the questions we explore in this week’s episode of the Jimmy Akin Podcast!

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SHOW NOTES:
JIMMY AKIN PODCAST EPISODE 026 (11/21/11) 


* Special “Apologetics of Christmas” Interview with Jason Ward of www.CatholicDadsOnline.org (pt. 2)


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