an introduction to the season of christmas
The Christmas season immediately follows the season of Advent. The traditional Twelve Days of Christmas begin with Christmas Eve on the evening of December 24 and continue until the feast of Epiphany January 6th.
This season is an observance of Incarnation of Christ coming to the world. The celebration of Immanuel, God with us. It explores the reality of Christ entering into the midst of the brokeness.
One of the carols of the season sums it up well:
“O holy night the stars are brightly shining
It is the night of our dear Savior’s birth
Long lay the world in sin and error pining
Till He appeared and the soul felt its worth
A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices
For yonder breaks a new glorious morn
Fall on your knees
O hear the angels’ voices
O night divine
O night when Christ was born”
-”O Holy Night” written by Placide Cappeau de Roquemaure
The Color of Christmas:
The Liturgical color for Christmas is white.
White is representative of heaven and the holiness of God.