Meridian Avenue Baptist Church

When was Christmas first celebrated?   In an old list of Roman bishops who conducted mass complied in 354 A.D., these words appear for the year 336 A.D. – “25 Decem natus Christus in Betleem Judeae.” – “December 25, Christ born in Bethlehem, Judea.:  This day, December 25, 336 A.D., is the first recorded celebration of Christ’s mass in recognition of his birth.