Valentines Day February 14, 2018 by Staff

Well men, if you haven't gotten chocolates and flowers for your wife, there's still time to do so. In case you forgot, it's Valentine’s Day today. Did you know that this holiday is named after an actual person who was persecuted by the Roman Emperor Claudius? Actually, there were three Valentines martyred for the faith. Even while its uncertain which Valentine we celebrate, February 14 was the eve of Lupercalia, a pagan Roman festival steeped in immoral behavior.  As Christianity spread, the early church replaced pagan festivals with holy days. So instead of the Lupercalian festival, early Christians celebrated the feast of Saint Valentine. Christianity holds that marriage between a man and woman is a covenantal relationship where love, faithfulness, commitment are integral. And these things are worth celebrating. Happy Valentine's.

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