Presidents Message and Newsletters
With the onset of colder weather accompanied with snow it feels like our winter solstice/season is upon us.
“Since prehistory, the winter solstice has been a significant time of year in many cultures and has been marked by festivals and rituals. It marked the symbolic death and rebirth of the Sun. The seasonal significance of the winter solstice is in the reversal of the gradual lengthening of nights and shortening of days. The winter solstice occurs during the hemisphere's winter. In the Northern Hemisphere this is the December solstice (usually 21 or 22 December) and in the Southern Hemisphere, this is the June solstice (usually 20 or 21 June).
Did you know that although the winter solstice itself lasts only a moment; the term sometimes refers to the day on which it occurs? Other names are "midwinter", the "extreme of winter" (Dongzhi), or the "shortest day". Cited from Wikipedia
The best part of our winter season is the celebration of Christmas. A special time that allows human beings the time and space to open their hearts to their sisters and brothers. A time on the planet that unconditional love has a venue to be expressed but most importantly a time that we come together as family.
Wishing each and every one of you the best of times and happy holidays!
Reverend Angie Morra