Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Christmas Tree and Orthodox Tradition

December 14, 2010 by  
Filed under Education, General

By Metropolitan Hierotheos Vlachos of Nafpaktos For more on the specific Christian origins of the Christmas Tree, see our article, In Defense of the Christmas Tree. I suspect that the custom of decorating a tree at Christmas time is not simply a custom which came to us from the West and which we should replace with other more Orthodox customs. To be sure, I have not gone into the history of the Christmas tree and where it originated, but I think that it  [Read more...]