What are facts about Christmas?
- Bible existence.
- Bible provides clues that Jesus was born on December 25, 5 BCE Julian Calendar. Besides, Bible recounts first Christmas celebration by the angels (Luke 2: 13-14) and the shepherds (Luke 2: 20), and instruction of commemorating Christ birth (2 Timothy 2: 8) in approximately 65 AD.
- Apostolic constitution (appr. 70 AD) from Clement Romanus I.
- Liber Pontificalis mentioned St. Thelesphorus (126-137 AD), which institutionalized Midnight Mass. It implied Midnight Mass had been held before being institutionalized.
- Writings from Theophilus (168 AD) and Hippolytus (225 AD) referred to Christmas on December 25.