Merry Christmas! – Today (Jan 7) is Christmas for Orthodox Christians, so why the difference in dates?
Orthodox Christians worldwide are celebrating Christmas. About 5,000 believers attended the Orthodox Christmas liturgy at Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow and associated celebratory services. The Russian Orthodox Church follows the Julian calendar, with Christmas falling on January 7.
- Orthodox Christians mark Christmas in Bethlehem (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Christmas comes for Orthodox Christians in Erie area (goerie.com)
- Orthodox Christians Mark Christmas in Bethlehem (abcnews.go.com)
- In pictures: Orthodox Christmas (bbc.co.uk)
- Russian church’s patriarch calls for dialogue (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Russian Church’s Patriarch Calls for Dialogue (abcnews.go.com)
- Russian church’s patriarch calls for dialogue (thehindu.com)
- Russia celebrates Orthodox Christmas (rt.com)
- You might be an Orthodox Christian if… (turtlemom.wordpress.com)
- Local Orthodox church joins Pan-Orthodox Epiphany Services (tcpalm.com)