Ancient sources talk about The Fortieth Day of the Birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. Since January 6 was originally celebrated as the day of birth, the 40th day fell on February 14. Once the celebration of …Read More
The Roman Empire celebrated the beginning of the New Year with wanton festivities, ceremonies, and gifts. The Church tried to counteract as attested by the words of St. Augustin
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They will be giving new-year’s gifts, you should give alms.