Unlike New Year’s, Christmas, Halloween, St. Valentine’s Day and other pagan holidays that are celebrated by the secular, non-religious world, the Lenten season is observed by dedicated religious believers. People who observe Lent may be religious, dedicated and sincere—but they are sincerely wrong. Examining Lent’s Purpose According to the Catholic Encyclopedia, “the real aim of Lent is, above all else, to prepare men for the celebration of the death and Resurrection of Christ…the better the preparation the more effective the celebration will be. The True Meaning of Lent
Most people follow along as they have been taught, assuming that what they believe and do is right. They take their beliefs for granted. Most do not take time to prove why they do the things that they do. Why do you believe what you believe? The True Origin of Easter
Calendar of the Sun21 Yulmonath Colors: Red, Green, White, Gold Elements: Earth and Fire Altar: Upon cloth of red, green, white and gold is laid a great bowl of spiced cider with ladle and cups, cakes in appropriate shapes, apples stuffed with nuts and dried fruits, and the figure of a great golden Sun. An eight-spoked wheel is hung from the ceiling, laden with evergreen boughs and candles, and the Yule tree is lit with lights. Pagan Book of Hours : YULE
Every year after Thanksgiving, most people’s thoughts turn to Christmas. It is the time when professing Christians are supposed to focus on Jesus Christ. After all, it is the “Christ-mass” season! Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer, holly wreaths, decorated trees, mistletoe, season’s greetings, seasonal music, “chestnuts roasting on an open fire” and Santa Claus are all associated with this holiday. These all bring warm feelings to those who celebrate it. I grew up in a family that kept Christmas, and it was a very big event in our household every year. The True Origin of Christmas
The Wheel of the Year
The Easter controversy is a series of controversies about the proper date to celebrate the Christian holiday of Easter. To date, there are four distinct historical phases of the dispute and the dispute has yet to be resolved. For the details of the various systems used to calculate dates for Easter, see Computus. First phase "A question of no small importance arose at that time [i.e. the time of Pope Victor I, about A.D. 190]. Easter controversy
Wheel of the Year - Pagan Holidays Pagan Holidayscelebrating the Wheel of the Year There are many flavors of modern day Paganism. All Pagans don't celebrate the same holidays but the eight Wiccan Sabbats are a lovely model for anyone who wants to live his or her life attuned to the cycles of Nature. Yule / Winter Solstice on or near December 21st Here in the northern hemisphere, nights get longer and days get shorter until the day of the Winter Solstice when the cycle reverses.