Today we look at the roots of solstice celebrations and how they influenced the Church resulting in the season of Christmas.(VIDEO)
- Pastoral Meanderings: A tale of two Christmas origins….
- Sott.net: Io Saturnalia! The Roman roots of ‘Christmas’ https://www.sott.net/article/309632-Io-Saturnalia-The-Roman-roots-of-Christmas
- MiltonTimmons.com: The Winter Solstice and the Origins of ‘Christmas’ http://miltontimmons.com/SolsticeandChristmas.html
- Witches of the Craft: Yule – Winter Solstice https://witchesofthecraft.com/tag/pope-julius-i/
- New Advent: Pope St. Julius I (337-352 AD) http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/08561a.htm
- Christian History.org: A Chronological List of All Popes https://www.christian-history.org/list-of-all-popes.html
- Communio Sanctorum-LANCE RALSTON: Podcast on Church History https://www.sanctorum.us/