Sampradaya or Disciplic Succession: Gaudiya Vaishnava Sampradaya

                                                                  Q. I thought that Sampradaya applies only to those initiated in disciplic succession (according to BG AS IT IS). For eg. I am not initiated in the ISKCON sampradaya at present. But I don't think that it would be right if I claim to be part of the sampradaya. My question arises due to the fact that even though Srila Bhaktivinod Thakura is not the initiating guru of Gaura Kishora dasa babaji maharaja but still he appears in our sampradaya.

                                                                  Q. In some ISKCON temples, we see that celebrations are held for Rama-navami for example, and pictures of Sita Rama Lakshman Hanuman are displayed and revered by those who have some particular affection for those personalities. However, it seems that to honor Allah or Jehovah, Jesus Christ or Lord Buddha alongside Krishna would not be as readily acceptable. Someone asked me recently if there was any type of ceremony on Christmas and seemed a little surprised that nothing was done.

                                                                  Q. Where can I find a list of disciplic succession starting from Krishna down? I know that we have to have a spiritual master in the disciplic succession, so I want to know who and where does the disciplic succession start?