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Orthodox Christmas

In Rural Alaska, Orthodox Christmas Melds Yup'ik and Religious Traditions

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 03.11.2015 | Religion
Alaska Dispatch News

Under delicate snowflakes crocheted by the town mayor, beneath a grand chandelier imported from Russia, a Yup'ik priest in a remote Southwest Alaska village led parishioners in song, prayer and praise day and night this week for Orthodox Christmas, or Slaviq.

Delicious Foods For Ethiopians' January Christmas Celebrations

NPR | Gregory Warner | Posted 01.06.2015 | Religion

An Ethiopian kitchen can be a place of both succulence and self-denial. In the kitchen of Abyssinia, a popular Ethiopian eatery in Nairobi, the own...

President Obama Wishes Coptic Orthodox Christians A Joyous Christmas

Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

As Orthodox Christians around the world come together to celebrate Christmas, President Obama and Michelle Obama sent their good wishes to the communi...

Orthodox Christmas, a Message for Humanity

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 02.22.2014 | Religion
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

During these holy days, my father, being Greek Orthodox priest, was always sure to remind us children about the true meaning of the birth of Jesus Christ as it is understood in the Greek Orthodox tradition.

Still Another Christmas: Excerpts From an Orthodox St. Luke Passion (Video)

Michal Shapiro | Posted 03.07.2012 | Arts
Michal Shapiro

I thought it was an excellent opportunity to submit for your enjoyment a marvelous piece of modern liturgical music written by Calliope Tsoupaki, a Greek composer living in the Netherlands, whose performance I caught at the Dutch Classical Meeting.

Putin Celebrates Christmas In A Sweater

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Christmas is traditionally a time for family -- and Russian diplomats are no exception. Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin returned to his own ro...