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Nativity

1. the birth of Jesus Christ
2. the feast of Christmas as a commemoration of this
3. 
a. an artistic representation of the circumstances of the birth of Christ
b. (as modifier): a Nativity play
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Nativity

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Nativity is another term for natal chart, which is a horoscope set up for time, date, and place of birth. Other kinds of horoscopes include progressed charts and electional charts.

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Nativity

See also Christmas.
Neglectfulness (See CARELESSNESS.)
Nervousness (See INSECURITY.)
Bethlehem
birthplace of Jesus. [N.T.: Matthew 2:1]
Caspar, Melchior, and Balthazar
Magi of the Orient pay homage to infant Jesus. [Christianity: Hall, 6]
manger
cattle trough which served as crib for Christ. [N.T.: Luke 2:7]
ox and ass
always present in pictures of Christ’s birth. [Christian Art: de Bles, 29; O.T.: Habakkuk 3:4]
shepherds
notified by angel of the birth of the Messiah. [N.T.: Luke 2:8–17]
Star of Bethlehem
star in the east which directed the Magi and shepherds to the baby Jesus. [N.T.: Matthew 2:9]
swaddling clothes
in which Mary wraps her new-born infant. [N.T.: Luke 2:7]
three wise men
kings of the Orient, come to worship the baby Jesus. [N.T.: Matthew 2:1–2]
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The popular English name for the Feast of the Nativity of Jesus Christ, December 25.
Duterte cited the holidays as that time of the year when families and friends alike gather to celebrate the nativity of Jesus. "Share the many blessings and demonstrate our love and gratitude for each other," the President also said.
The nativity of Jesus was placed in the calendar, according to the Fathers of the Church, when the days in the Northern Hemisphere begin to lengthen, and the birth of John when the days get shorter.
Bethlehem/ PNN/ Palestine has always been a destination for tourists from all over the world, since it is rich with culture and history that has been preserved for hundreds of years, starting from Jericho, oldest city in the world and lowest point on Earth, to Bethlehem, the nativity of Jesus Christ.
On Friday, President Duterte noted how Christmas is the time where Filipinos honor and gather to celebrate the nativity of Jesus Christ and share life's blessings with one another.
For Christians around the world, Christmas is a joyous occasion to celebrate the blessed nativity of Jesus Christ.