Incarnation and the Truth of History

Any man who supposes or sets himself up as a scholar or an historian automatically forfeits the privilege of being called either by the mere usage of the mendacious and revisionist terms, 'Before the Common Era' (B.C.E.) and the 'Common Era' (C.E.), in place of the method of counting the calendar anno Domini (A.D.). Human time is cleaved into two distinct epochs by one singular, undeniable, undiminishable event, as recounted in the reading from the Roman Martyrology appointed for the Eve of Christmas. A man who would seek to establish a method of accounting for human history in terms denying the Incarnation of Our Lord is His enemy and "[i]t were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea."

The Twenty-Fifth Day of December

In the 5199th year of the creation of the world,

from the time when God in the beginning created the heaven and the earth;

the 2957th year after the flood;

the 2015th year from the birth of Abraham;

the 1510th year from Moses, and the going forth of the people of Israel from Egypt;

the 1032nd year from the anointing of David King;

in the 65th week according to the prophecy of Daniel;

in the 194th Olympiad;

the 752nd year from the foundation of the City of Rome;

the 42nd year of the rule of Octavian Augustus, all the earth being at peace, Jesus Christ, the Eternal God, and the Son of the Eternal Father, desirous to sanctify the world by his most merciful coming, being conceived by the Holy Spirit, nine months after his conception was born in Bethlehem of Juda, made Man of the Virgin Mary.


Author: Christian Clay Columba Campbell

Christian Clay Columba Campbell is a Roman Catholic of the Anglican Use. As Senior Warden of the Cathedral of the Incarnation (Orlando, FL), he organized the process by which the parish accepted the Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum Coetibus, petitioning to join the Catholic Church. The Anglican Cathedral is now the Church of the Incarnation in the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter. He is also the CEO of Three Fish Consulting, LLC, an Information Technology consultancy based in Orlando, FL. He can be reached via email at ccampbell at threefish dot co.

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