2008Christmas (Plus 1 Label & Silver Foiling) - Sheetlets
2008 Christmas (Plus 1 Label & Silver Foiling) - Sheetlets for only GBP £2.02
„I announce to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people: For today, in the city of David, a Savior has been born for you who is Messiah and Lord.“ (Luke’s Gospel, 2, 10–11)
As every year, on the occasion of the winter holidays, Romfilatelia introduces into circulation the postage stamp issue „Christmas“. The birth of Jesus Christ, the traditional Christmas time, is the Christian holiday celebrated each year on December 25th (according to the Gregorian calendar) or on the 7th of January (according to the Julian calendar). It is part of the 12 religious holidays (Lordly feasts) celebrated by Byzantine churches, being the third most important religious event of the year, following the Easter and the Whit Sunday, reason for joy, peace, and spiritual tranquility. The Christmas Holiday, sanctified for the first time in Rome, in 354 A.D. is strongly related to the Cult of the Sun – the supreme God bearer of life. It is, accordingly, a feast for life.
Having spread the good news on the birth of Jesus Christ, disclosed by Michael the Archangel to Virgin Mary, though His embodiment, the Son of God revealed the value and the exigencies of the human living experience. He was born to give a new dimension to human living, as an intermediate between God and the people.