Posts tagged ‘Religion and Spirituality’

March 16, 2014

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According to legend, St. Patrick drove all the snakes, or in some translations, “toads,” out of Ireland. In reality, this probably did not occur, as there is no evidence that snakes have ever existed in Ireland, the climate being too cool for them to thrive. Despite that, scholars suggest that the term “snakes” may be figurative and refer to pagan religious beliefs and practices rather than reptiles or amphibians.

Source: www.independent.co.uk

December 17, 2013

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The Christmas wreath has significant meaning during the holiday season. It’s circular shape represents eternity, for it has no beginning and no end. From a Christian perspective, the evergreen, most frequently used in making wreathes, symbolizes growth and everlasting life.  Holly branches have thorns, when used in a wreath it represents the thorns on Jesus’ crown when he was crucified. Bright red holly berries symbolize Jesus’ blood that was shed for us.

Source: www.holidayinsights.com