Happy Christmas Sunday

I’m delaying today’s main post until after today’s explorations.

PreChristmas Sunday is a big day for Christians (and church attenders in general), so I’m going into it with College Minister eyes. Lotsa students are home for the holidays, and they might just flock to church today with their parents. I wonder what they and other Millennials will find.

After attending at least a few church services (up to six, actually) on this unique American Christian holiday, I’ll report what I notice later on today.

(And don’t worry; I’ll certainly be worshipping right along with watching. I did that a lot on the road trip.)

2 Comments

  1. I WAS ASKED THE QUESTION ” WHEN IS CHRISTMAS SUNDAY”?

    MY RESEARCH LEFT ME CONFUSED AS TO WHETHER OR NOT THERE IS ONE UNIFORM AGREEMENT AS TO WHICH SUNDAY IS CELEBRATED AS “CHRISTMAS SUNDAY”.

    “CHRISTMAS SUNDAY”, HAS BEEN CELENRATED BY SOME AS FOLLOWS:
    1. SUNDAY AFTER XMAS DAY
    2. SUNDAY BEFORE XMAS DAY
    3. SUNDAY CLOSEST TO CHRISTMAS DAY

    WESTERN CHRISTIANITY CELEBRATES THE SUNDAY AFTER XMAS, AS DOES THE US. MANY OTHER RELIGIOUS GROUPS CELEBRATE XMAS SUNDAY AS STATED IN #2 & 3 STATED ABOVE.

    CAN YOU EXPLAIN WHY THERE IS NOT A UNIFORM AGREEMENT AS TO ONE “SUNDAY” THAT CAN BE UNIVERSALLY RECOGNIZED AS “XMAS SUNDAY?

    I LOOK FOREWARD TO YOUR REPLY.

    DAVID BRYAN

  2. Hi David,

    I was using “Christmas Sunday” in reference to how churches I’ve been around tend to celebrate it – it seems to me churches get packed out on the Sunday before Christmas, although I’m sure it differs depending on when Christmas falls exactly.

    I guess I’ll see more tomorrow when I head back to church for post-Christmas Sunday!

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