On the Star of Bethlehem

by Saint John Chrysostom, Archbishop of Constantinople (+407 AD) On the Star of Bethlehem For if you can learn what the star (of Bethlehem) was, and of what kind, and whether it were one of the common stars, or new and unlike the rest, and whether it was a star by nature or a star […]

When Perversion Was Replaced By Proper Order

by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon No matter when we date the composition of the Book of Ruth, it was certainly not part of the canonical Scriptures until fairly late. We know this because its Hebrew text is found in the third section of the TaNaK. It is very likely that the Septuagint translators moved it […]

Calculating Christmas

William J. Tighe on the Story Behind December 25 In this, one of my favorite articles, William Tighe explodes the notion we were all taught in public school about the ‘Christianization’ of a pagan festival for the date of Christmas. He uses historical fact to prove his point, and has thereby offered all Christians that […]