Sweet December

This evening I learned of a delightful Karen Burmese tradition to start the advent season.  On November 30, midnight they hold a special service celebrating the beginning of the month in which Christ was born.  When the clock strikes mid-night they all shout “Sweet December”.  Sitt Lin said this year they did the service twice, once earlier in the evening to include those starting the third shift of work and once again at midnight.  He said there were several non-Christians in attendance.

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About johnmcmurphy

Jesus is first and foremost in my life. He is above all religions, principalities and powers. In everything He must increase and I must decrease. Into the hands of Jesus, God has placed life and death, truth and purity. strength and meaning. Only in a growing understanding of the triune God, and his son Jesus can I do, breathe, exist and serve. I have a Bachelor's degree in Bible from Vennard College, a Master's in Social Science from Azusa Pacific University and a Ph. D. from Ohio State in Family Relations and Human Development. I am an ordained pastor involved in cross-cultural ministry. I am currently employed at several colleges as an instructor. If you need to get in touch with me, just leave a comment, I screen all comments and so you can leave further contact information which I will erase before it is published. -John

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