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The History of Christmas Trees The first documented use of a tree at Christmas and New Year celebrations is argued between the cities of Tallinn in Estonia and Riga in Latvia! Both claim that they had the first trees; Tallinn in 1441 and Riga in 1510. Both trees were put up by the 'Brotherhood of Blackheads' which was an association of local unmarried ...


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The early Church Fathers taught that the twelve Apostles corresponded to the twelve tribes of Israel, even though each Apostle was not from a different tribe. For example: To these He gave authority to preach the Gospel, being twelve in number, corresponding [lit. in witness to] to the twelve tribes of Israel. The Epistle of Barnabas (late 1st/...



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