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Date:
December 24, 2009
Place:
Panama, Jerusalem & Surroundings, Bethlehem
Description:

Christmas is the time when Christians around the world celebrate the birth of Jesus.

'Jesus is the Reason for the Season', it is HIStory!

 

There are 45 days until Christmas!

Every year in December we celebrate the birthday of Jesus Christ. That is why we call this time of year 'Christmas' - we celebrate the 'Mass', or church service, for Christ.

The word Christmas (or Christ's Mass) comes from the Old English name Cristes Maesse - Christ's Mass - and is the celebration of the birth of Jesus. The first recorded observance occurred in Rome in AD360, but it wasn't until AD440 that the Christian Church fixed a celebration date of 25 December.

Christmas is a truly magical season, bringing families and friends together to share the much loved customs and traditions which have been around for centuries. Most people are on holiday in England and stay at home with their family on Christmas day. 

Did you know that the abbreviation for Christmas to Xmas is derived from the Greek alphabet. X is the letter Chi, which is the first letter of Christ's name in the Greek alphabet.

Date:
December 23, 2009
Place:
Panama, Jerusalem & Surroundings, Manger square
Description:

Held every year in December, the annual Christmas bazaar features booths organized by the expatriate community from all corners of the earth. Every year, Manger square in Bethlehem is filled with locals and tourists alike coming to enjoy the spirit of celebrating Christians.

Date:
December 22, 2009
Place:
Israel, Tel Aviv & Central Coast, The Israeli Opera - Tel Aviv Performing Art Center
Description:

Riccardo Chailly, Conductor

Bach - Christmas Oratorio


A unique musical experience, conducted by one of the leading conductors of our time


Soloists: Martina Jankova, soprano

Wiebke Lehmkul, messo soprano

Johanes Chum, Tenor

Ruben Drole, baritone


Dresden Chamber Choir, The Early Music Orchestra La Scintilla (Switzerland)


In memoriam Robert Louis-Dreyfus


Ticket holders entitled to 25% discount for the Paata Burchuladze recital on January 26th, 2010



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