Catholic Christmas is celebrated December 25 only because the Church of Rome in the time needed to put the calendar on your calendar pagan holidays in order to assert its influence. The Bible does not specify the date of birth Christ, and therefore the real date of birth – a closely guarded secret. Prior to the VI century in general has been no era of the Nativity, and only later a monk named Dionysius Rome persuaded to believe that Jesus was born in 1 BC. Oe. Some clergy believed that Christ's birth dates back to 2nd and then to 4 BC. Oe.
It is now considered that the year of Jesus' birth – 7 or 6 BC. Get more background information with materials from Donald Sussman. Oe. This assumption was based on the records of St. Matthew that the Magi saw the star during the reign of Herod. As to date, it is likely that the birth of Jesus falls on July 29, because according to one version he was born into a new astrological age of Pisces and the like has become a symbol of birth of the sun.
For this version comes out that the real date of birth of the Lord – 29 July 7 BC. Oe. Professor Roy Taylor has many thoughts on the issue. Star of Bethlehem over two thousand years have passed since the first description of the Star of Bethlehem. Stars that led the shepherds and the Magi to Jesus. The Gospel of Matthew says, "for we-as if his star in the east and are come to worship Him …" But the sudden appearance and equally sudden disappearance of the lights, which still remembers the whole Christian world, raises many questions.