This post is not to start a quarrel with those who wish to call Christmas — “Christmas.” However, wouldn’t it be better that Bible believing Christians call it Christday?
I am a Fundamental Bible believing Christian and I do not celebrate Christ-mass. Christ Mass is the origin of the word — a Mass for Christ. It is also called Christ’s Mass and Wikipedia has an exhaustive study of the word “Christmas.” Here is a quote from Wiki:
The word “Christmas” is a contraction meaning “Christ’s Mass” It is derived from the Middle English Christemasse and Old English Cristes mæsse, a phrase first recorded in 1038
Understandably there are several religions who observe multiple “Masses” at all times of the year, but my faith is not one of those and that is OK. This is not to take away from those who wish to celebrate a mass on Christday. Go right ahead.
After all, the day really is Christ’s Day — A time to celebrate the day of the Savior’s birth, the coming of the Messiah. Much more meaningful.
Henceforth I will call it CHRISTDAY in honor of my Savior — not a Mass or Eucharist as some Episcopal, Lutheran, Roman Catholic churches call it.
Will this idea sweep the world like wildfire by next Christday? Naaaaa, probably not..
But it is one little start.
Happy Christday everybody, a few days late.