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What is the actual date of jesus birth.and can none catholics pray the rosary

What jesus true birthday and if you are a none catholic can you pray the rosary

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Asked by tinamarie1972 at 8:44 AM on Nov. 29, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • From what I understand. Archaologists, and biblical scholars have actually come up with the idea that Jesus was probably born late spring believe it or not.

    Sorry I don't know about the rosary thing though!

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 8:48 AM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • Who knows when Jesus was actually born..people just celebrate his birth on Dec. 25. I grew up Catholic, and from what I know only catholics pray the rosary..I'm no longer a practicing catholic so i'm not sure if things have changed..

    Answer by bingbong at 8:49 AM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • Unless you were alive at the time no one knows. it is estimated to be August based on the position of the planets and given the weather at the supposed location of his birth. However you will hear anywhere from spring ( because of baby lambs at the birth. sheep don't mate or give birth in dead winter) to late September. Possibly even into October.

    As far as the rosary you can do whatever you want to with one. However true catholics who know it's intended purpose may frown upon some things. Remember when Madonna actually wore it?? I heard from a catholic friend that was a big no-no.

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 8:49 AM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • Jesus was either born in the spring or fall, definitely not December 25. The traditional date was a pagan holiday, Saturnalia, which was adopted for Jeses' B-day in order to counteract the pagan influence. Not sure why a non-Catholic would want to pray the Rosary but would think any pray done sincerely and in faith would be accepted. The only issue would be the faith because if you are not Catholic, do you actually have faith in that specific ritual.

    Answer by mikesmom65270 at 8:52 AM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • Anyone can pray the rosary

    Answer by arenad at 8:55 AM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • There are several different theories as to when Jesus was born, although its commonly accepted that he wasn't born on Dec 25, and anyone can do whatever they please. ;)

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 10:47 AM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • Don't know about the rosary. Jesus DOB is unknown but the shepherds were still in the fields with their sheep so it was not during the cold wintery months.

    Answer by dgall3 at 1:48 PM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • While it is believed that he was actually born near the spring time, there a few reason as to why his birth is celebrated in the winter. The first is that many of the new Christains had been pagans or Gentiles. During the first few hundred years of early Christainity it was a death sentence to be Christian. So they had to practise the faith in secret. In order to do this many former pagans used their own past to stay under the radar, and still worship as Christains. The other reason for Christmas in the darkest part of the year is we are celebrating the coming of the Son, the light of the world. This is just one of the many forms of symbolism that was in the beginning of Christainity and now. As for the Rosary yes anyone can pray this meditative prayer. many of the founders of the Protestant religions still did. It's a way of meditating on the life Christ. For each decade there is a part of his life to think about. His birth,

    Answer by oldermomof5 at 2:14 PM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • The actual date was not known even to those that wanted Him dead...if God wanted us to know the exact day He would have told us...I will have to study this again but some signs in the Bible point to September as the month of His birth..I believe that God was interested in the fact that Jesus was born, just as fortold, He died as fortold and was resurrected as fortold..

    Answer by motherganey5 at 3:45 PM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • Anyone can who wants to can pray the rosary.....And there are non - catholics who do...

    Answer by Anna92464 at 3:15 PM on Nov. 30, 2010

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