Yule: Engaging with Courage, Hope and Thoughtful Traditions

Many of the modern traditions observed at Christmas were first celebrated by Germanic people in Northern Europe such as : Giving of gifts, feasting, leaving food out for house elves, decorating houses with evergreens such as holly and balsam trees and burning candles. But there were other deeper aspects to the 12 day celebration which we will explore as the spiritual foundation of a culture which braved a difficult climate with courage, hope and thoughtful traditions which in many ways mirror the difficult issues we are engaged with now as we wait for joyful resolutions.

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