Posted tagged ‘Christmas’

The World Celebrates Christmas

December 26, 2008

bethl-prayer.jpgThousands of pilgrims overcame checkpoints and tight security to celebrate Christmas with a mass last night in the birthplace of Christ, Bethlehem.

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For New Christians, Christmas has New Meaning

December 26, 2008

It’s not that Christmases past weren’t meaningful for Tracey Keim. But today, the 41-year-old Metuchen resident expects to have her most spiritually important Christmas yet, one revolving more around a manger than a tree.

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Dwayne Wade Gives Family New Home for Christmas

December 26, 2008

dewayne-wade-597.jpgWhen Dwyane Wade heard the plight of a South Florida woman whose nephew accidentally burned down her home — and ruined all the family’s possessions — the Miami Heat star knew he had to do something.

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Going to Church on Christmas: A Vanishing Tradition

December 25, 2008

christmas-church.jpgMillions of Americans go to church on Christmas Eve. They crowd shoulder-to-shoulder in pews to sing “Silent Night” and light candles and listen to soloists belt out “O Holy Night.”

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Christmas Miracle: Hospital Angel Heals 14-Year-Old of Pneumonia (Video)

December 25, 2008

chelsea-banton-miracle-light-590.jpgWhen Chelsea Banton was born five weeks prematurely, doctors predicted she had 36 hours to live. Proving them wrong was the first miracle for Chelsea, now an Independence High School freshman. “She spent the first four months in a neonatal intensive care unit,” recalls her mother, Colleen Banton of Mint Hill.

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Pastor Rick Warren’s Christmas Eve Sermon Centers on Faith and Turmoil

December 25, 2008

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On Wednesday, as Warren ushered in Christmas Eve at his sprawling Saddleback Church in Orange County, he joked briefly about the inauguration fallout in a sermon devoted mostly to another pressing issue: the importance of faith when plans are upended. 

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Christmas Bleak for Zimbabweans Fleeing Collapse

December 23, 2008

zimbabwe-christmas.jpgThe last Sunday before Christmas was celebrated with a carol service in a downtown Johannesburg church that has become a haven for hundreds of Zimbabweans who have fled their nation’s collapse.

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