Sumner First Christian will hold Longest Night service for people struggling … – Bonney Lake and Sumner Courier-Herald

Sumner First Christian will hold Longest Night service for people struggling
Bonney Lake and Sumner Courier-Herald
The date is the winter solstice, literally the longest night of the year. "The Longest Night is a way to name and recognize the darker places of our life and to remind ourselves of the light and hope that is coming to those darker places through the

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Exclusive: NYPress Talks Economics and Star Signs With the Boys of DIVE
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Winter is the element of water and December 21st is Winter solstice, so it's the water element at it's most powerful. It's pretty intense. The Water Dragon is kind of cursed. It's a bad omen. That's about right. And you could play the bass before you

"Merry Christmas" changed to "Excessive Pagan Spending" – Hilltop Views


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"Merry Christmas" changed to "Excessive Pagan Spending"
Hilltop Views
For example, Christmas trees originated from pagan tree worship and are more closely linked to the winter solstice than the birth of Jesus, according to the New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia. In fact, the belief that Christmas was the day of Christ's
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‘Holiday’ is holy – Amarillo.com


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'Holiday' is holy
Amarillo.com
Older than either Christmas or Hanukkah, Winter Solstice has been a holiday since before the Bronze Age. It's fashionable to denounce “Happy Holidays” as if it were the lowest expression of anti-American or anti-Christian sentiment.
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‘Longest Night’ holiday service focuses on hope in the midst of sadness – Eastern Iowa Life

'Longest Night' holiday service focuses on hope in the midst of sadness
Eastern Iowa Life
Held on the evening of the Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year, this ecumenical and interfaith service is specifically directed toward those who struggle with grief during the holiday season. It provides a way in which these individuals can

Group Angry About Ellwood City Nativity Scene Wants Non-Religious Banner Put Up – WPXI Pittsburgh


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Group Angry About Ellwood City Nativity Scene Wants Non-Religious Banner Put Up
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It reads: "At this season of the winter solstice, may reason prevail. There are no Gods, no devils, no angels, no heaven or hell. There is only our natural world. Religion is but myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves minds.
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