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To: XeniaSt
Paganism first codified by the first Pontiff Emperor Constantine.

Who?

You mean, Constantine the Great, who had been dead and buried for 500 years when All Saints' Day was moved to November 1?

36 posted on 10/23/2007 12:05:51 PM PDT by Campion
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To: Campion
XS> Paganism first codified by the first Pontiff Emperor Constantine.

Who?

You mean, Constantine the Great, who had been dead and buried for 500 years when All Saints' Day was moved to November 1?

36 posted on 10/23/2007 1:05:51 PM MDT by Campion

If you wish me to put a finer point on it, let me clarify.

Emperor Constantine the first pontiff of the roman church codified paganism
into the newly created roman church by ordering the end of Pesach and the
introduction of the pagan celebration of Easter at the Council of Nicea.

Constantine also ordered the creation and celebration of "Christmas"
on the pagan feast of Mithras on December 25th.

With this codification of wholesale paganism into the early church, it is not
unexpected that more paganism would enter later after he had died.

shalom b'shem Yah'shua
41 posted on 10/23/2007 1:35:20 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (you shall know that I, YHvH, your Savior, and your Redeemer, am the Elohim of Ya'aqob. Isaiah 60:16)
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