All faiths spread Christmas Cheer in Bangladesh

All faiths spread Christmas Cheer in Bangladesh

Christmas cuts across faiths and ethnicity in Bangladesh Christians might be a minority in the South Asian nation but Christmas appeals to people of all faiths  Bangladesh December 24, 2017 Naveed Hassan is the public relations manager at Dhaka’s Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel and his busiest period is from mid-December to the first week of January. […]

Christmas freedom for Venezuela detainees

Christmas freedom for Venezuela detainees

CARACAS  – It’s the time for peace and reconciliation. In a Christmas gesture to the opposition, Venezuela decided on Saturday (Dec 23) to free about 80 people detained during demonstrations against President Nicolas Maduro’s socialist government. Ms Delcy Rodriguez, the president of the assembly and head of its Truth Commission investigating the protests, said a […]

Sri Lankan Christmas tree enters into Guinness records

Sri Lankan Christmas tree enters into Guinness records

A Christmas tree, 72.1-metres tall, erected in Sri Lanka last year has been recognized by Guinness World Records as the largest artificial one ever put up. The government was recently given the award for the tree, erected at the Galle Face Green in Colombo, which topped the previous record, a 55-meter Christmas tree in Guangdong, […]

Pure Joy for Kids at Risk

Pure Joy for Kids at Risk

It was a pure joy for some 700 children and accompanying adults at the VIVA Nirmal Anand winter celebration and Christmas party for children at risk. And what gave  contributed to the joy was the love and generosity of the first year Media undergraduates from St Xavier’s College, Patna. These students organised and ran a […]

Telengana Govt plans Christmas Dinners, elsewhere Christians attacked

Telengana Govt plans Christmas Dinners, elsewhere Christians attacked

Hyderabad: As part of Christmas celebrations, the Telangana government will organise dinners in all churches across the state on December 18, a release from the Chief Minister’s Office said today. “On December 18, on behalf of the government, dinner will be organised in all the churches across the state. Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao would […]

Vice President praises Christian contribution to nation building

Vice President praises Christian contribution to nation building

New Delhi: Indian Vice President Venkiah Naidu on December 12 commended Christians for their service to those on the periphery and acknowledged their share in building a new India. “The Catholic community is peace-loving and it contributes immensely to nation building,” the vice president told a gathering that the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI) […]

Christmas has Just Begun …

Christmas has Just Begun …

Jingle bells, jingle bells Jingle all the way Oh, what fun it is to ride In a one horse open sleigh Oh!  you must be thinking that why am I still in the Christmas mood,  though we have ended with our December and have also entered in our New Year. Yes, you are partially right […]

13th day of Christmas: January 7

13th day of Christmas: January 7

Russia celebrates Christmas on January 7 this year! Christmas Day in Russia marks the birth of Jesus Christ in the Christian Orthodox tradition. Although banned during the Soviet times, Christmas is now regaining its popularity and religious meaning in Russia. Due to a difference in calendars, Jan. 6 marks Christmas Eve for many Orthodox churches […]

Christmas rap makes Sri Lanka Catholics see red

Christmas rap makes Sri Lanka Catholics see red

COLOMBO : “Holy Mother of G…!”, no doubt a similar expression ran through the minds of the organisers of the Catholic Church’s ‘Joy to the World’ festival.  In a Christmas debacle, Sri Lanka’s Catholic church withdrew hymn sheets after lyrics of “Hail Mary” were mixed up with an expletive-packed version by rapper Tupac Shakur, a […]

A Chotanagpur Christmas

A Chotanagpur Christmas

India is a land of diversity with assorted cultures, creeds and beliefs. These diversities come to fore, when the feasts and festivals advance. The festivals and feasts add flavor and ingredients to the lives of people. Hence, the saying is substantiated “Life is a Celebration”. Indeed, our lives in India, is imbued with celebrations of […]

Mizoram Churches ask State Government not to dilute Christmas

Mizoram Churches ask State Government not to dilute Christmas

Aizawl: The Mizoram Kohhran Hruaitute Committee (MKHC), a conglomerate of leaders of 14 major churches in Mizoram, Thursday appealed to the state government not to observe ‘Good Governance Day’ on Christmas. The Centre’s decision to observe ‘Good Governance Day’ on December 25. Christmas is one of the most important religious days of Christians, according to […]