The Passion of Jesus of Nazareth, The Christ

The life and passion of Jesus of Nazareth or of Jesus The Christ remains the center of history.  Even though the terms have changed we still date everything from his birth and after his death and resurrection.  Even those who have never fully heard of or think of Jesus have lives that are affected by what he did during his time here on earth.

There are some who think that Jesus is not a historical …

April Fools’ Day

April Fools’ Day is day celebrated in almost all western cultures.  It is a day that people play pranks on each other, all in good fun, and when the prank is discovered the prankster yells out APRIL FOOLS!  It’s a fun day that from time to time may get out of hand but all in all a good time can be had by everyone.

The history of April Fools’ Day is bit obscure.  The following …

March 26 in Pop Culture History

March 26 in Pop Culture History
1169 – Saladin became the emir of Egypt.

1812 – A political cartoon in the Boston Gazette coined the term “gerrymander” (named after Governor Elbridge Gerry) to describe oddly shaped electoral districts designed to help incumbents win re-election.

1830 – The Book of Mormon was published in Palmyra, New York.

1872 (Earthquake) Owens Valley, California killed 30 people.

1895 – The Phantoscope, an early motion picture projector that enlarged …

Saint Patrick The Man and The Legend

Very Little is actually known about Saint Patrick.  His tale is shrouded in mystery and legend.  What we do know comes to us by his own writing.  There are two of those.  One his Confession.  The confession is spiritual autobiography and the second his Letter to Coroticus.  This a denunciation of the British mistreatment of the Irish people.  The two works together are a slim volume and take up less than one hundred twenty pages.…

5 Non-Alcoholic St. Patrick’s Day Activities

While many people view St. Patrick’s Day as an excuse to wear green and overdrink, the holiday has stronger religious overtones in the U.S. which is a strongly Catholic country.

The US Census says about 32.6 million U.S. residents claimed Irish ancestry in 2017. This is more than six times the population of Ireland (5.1 million). It’s more of a secular event and a party in the United States, and plenty of non-Catholics join in.…

Mardi Gras 2019

Alexandria-Mardi-Gras-ChildMardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday.  It refers to the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday when many Christians begin to fast for the 40 days leading up to Easter Sunday.
The feast of The Epiphany or The Three Kings closes the Christmas season and opens up a season of carnival.  In some countries these carnivals are ongoing with parades dances, feasts and other forms of merry making.  The last day of Carnival is Mardi Gras …

World Wildlife Day, March Third

wwd_sm05_elephant_enWorld Wild Life Day is a day that both wild plants and animals are celebrated and also a day to be aware of what human beings are doing to endanger the delicate balance of the world eco-system.  The United Nations proclaimed March 3 as World Wildlife Day on December 20, 2013.

Animals and plants are both being hunted and harvested at such a rate that even the tiger is at near extinction record with only …

Celebrate Tooth Fairy Day February 28

(PCM) Tooth Fairy Day was concocted as a way to pay homage to the delightful deity known as the Tooth Fairy who graciously leaves money or small presents under the pillows of those who have lost a tooth, particularly young children.

There is some debate as to whether the Tooth Fairy is celebrated in February or in August, however more signs point to Tooth Fairy Day being celebrated on February 28. The origins of the …

International World Thinking Day February 22

International World Thinking Day is celebrated every year by both The Girl Scouts and The Girl Guides.  It is also celebrated by some boy organizations.

The point of International World Thinking Day is for Girl Scouts/Guides to think about their sister and brothers around the world.  In recent years the holiday has been themed.

There are other ways to celebrate this day and they include adults, both men and women. We need to start thinking …

Happy Singles Awareness Day (February 15th)

(PCM) Forget all the hearts and flowers stuff. Valentine’s Day is yesterday’s news. Today is Singles Awareness Day!

Singles Awareness Day (February 15th) was originally created in response to the famous saintly holiday celebrated the day before. As with most modern holidays, many people see Valentine’s Day as a marketing showcase of saccharine-sweet romantic notions to benefit jewelry stores, card companies and candy-makers.

Sure, this flowery consumerism can be a fun excuse to spoil a …

Valentine’s Day, February 14

(PCM) Valentine’s Day, a day for romance and love, a day to take that special someone out for dinner buy them chocolates or get a special card or gift that would mean something to that person only.

Valentine’s day, which in actuality, Saint Valentine’s Day is a day that commemorates the life or Saint Valentine.  Valentine lived in the time of Claudius the Second who was Emperor of Rome in the second century A.D…  Claudius …

February 14 in Pop Culture History

February 14 in Pop Culture History

Ferris Wheel Day, named after George Ferris, born Feb. 14, 1859.
It is also National Donor Day & St. Valentine’s Day.

~270 – Valentine, a priest in Rome in the days of Emperor Claudius II, was beheaded for performing (illegal at the time) marriage ceremonies.

1779 – Captain James Cook, the great English explorer and surveyor in the Royal Navy, was murdered by natives of Hawaii during his third …