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Liberian Christians pay homage to Jesus Christ

Al Bowier/Joseph T. Koon

( 28 2015)- Liberian Christians, like millions of others across the world, gathered Friday, December 25, 2015 at their respective places of worship in commemoration of Christmas.

During the celebration, the Christians paidrespect totheir Savior,Jesus Christ, whom they believed to being the Son of God.

In the spirit of consolation and remembrance, they recounted the many sacrifices Christ made for mankind according to Biblical setting.

In Liberia, Christmas was celebrated throughout the country as a National Holiday from six in the morning to six in the evening.

By legislation and consistent with religious beliefs, December 25 of each year, is set asideby Christians across the world to pay tribute to Jesus Christ, in observance of His Birth Anniversary.

Though, according to Biblical accounts, the actual month and date of Jesus’ birth are unknown.

However, another account indicates that Christmas may have initially been chosen by Christiansto correspond with the day exactly nine months after the day early Christians believed Jesus Christ was conceived.

The official celebration, according to cultural and customary practices, is usually characterized by sharing of gifts, promoting universal peace, love, unity and forgiveness among mankind.

Meanwhile, scores of concernedLiberian Christianshave warned against hatred, deceit, falsehood and retribution as vices that could render Christmas celebration meaningless in the country.

They frowned on Christmas celebration marred by immorality, drunkenness, and ruthless social tendencies, among others.

The Liberian Christians made the assertionsFriday, December 25, 2015, in an interview with in commemoration of Christmas in Monrovia and surrounding communities.

They said: “If Liberia must produce a new generation of great and productive young people, parents and guardians must instill positive virtues into their children.”
“One of the ways to begin the observance of the Day is by reflecting on the life of Jesus Christ,” the Liberian Christians noted.


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