January Seventh is Orthodox Christmas

  In Russia Christmas is celebrated on the seventh of January. The Orthodox church still follows the Julian calendar, which is the reason for celebrating Christmas on the seventh.  On the sixth, Christmas Eve Service is broadcast all over Russia from Moscow in Christ the Savior Cathedral. If you watch the telecast, you will notice the President of Russia and other prominent members of government. If you watch closely, you will also see prominent Mafia bosses “celebrating” the birth of Christ. It is fascinating to me that you can see members of government, mafia, common Russians, and celebrities all attending Orthodox service together.

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