Realizarea potentialului hristic în colindul “La Viflaim colo-n jos”

M-am trezit cu un gând in ajunul Craciunului. Colindul românesc "La Viflaim colo-n jos" pare sa se deschida spre o hermeneutica hristologica interesanta insa, din pacate, nu realizeaza decat jumatate din potentialul teologic. Sa examinam putin versurile: La Viflaim colo-n jos/ Cerul arde luminos, / Preacurata, Naste astazi pe Hristos Naste-n ieslea boilor Pe-mparatul tuturor / Preacurata, Sta si plange-ncetisor... Continue Reading →

Yuletide and Wassailing

The 8th century Anglo-Saxon historian Bede wrote that in pre-Christian England 'The first month, which the Latins call January, is [called] Giuli'; February is called Solmonath; March Hrethmonath; April, Eosturmonath; May, Thrimilchi; June, Litha; July, also Litha; August, Weodmonath; September, Halegmonath; October, Winter¢lleth; November, Blodmo- nath; December, Giuli, the same name by which January is... Continue Reading →

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