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December 25: Day for crowning kings

(photo courtesy of reiscakes via creative commons)

My away message for work on December 25:

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I’m out of the office Monday and Tuesday, December 25 and 26. Between the years 800-1200 AD, many kings were crowned on December 25th:

–December 25, 1130 King of Sicily crowned (Roger II) by Anti-pope Anacletus II

–December 25, 1100 King of Jerusalem crowned (Boudouin I of Boulogne)

–December 25, 1066 King of England crowned (William the Conqueror)

–December 25, 1046 German Emperor crowned (Henry III ) by Pope Clemens VI

–December 25, 1000 King of Hungary crowned (Monarch Istvan)

–December 25, 969 Emperor of Byzantium crowed (Johannes I Tzimisces)

–December 25, 967 German Emperor crowned (Otto II) by John XIII

–December 25, 875 Emperor of Rome crowned (Charles, the Bare)

–December 25, 800 Empreor of Rome crowned (Charles the Great (Charlemagne)) by Pope Leo III

It’s interesting so many nations would choose December 25th to crown their king. Why? Because the true King, Jesus Christ was born on that day.

As it was predicted 700 years before his birth,

“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6

Oh, and work stuff. I’m returning back on Wednesday, December 27. If you need immediate assistance, please contact Txxx Rxxxx at 312-xxx-xxxx, [email]xxxxx@tribune.com[/email]

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