Thursday, 7 January 2016

Е́же по пло́ти Рождество Господа Бога и Спа́са нашего Иисуса Христа

Today is the celebration of Christmas in the Russian Orthodox Church. The Russian Orthodox Church uses the Julian calendar, which was introduced by Julius Caesar and was widespread in the Western Christian world until the Gregorian calendar was introduced in the 16th century. Most of the world adopted the Gregorian calendar, and the Julian calendar fell out of favour, but the Orthodox Church still follows it. These days, the Julian calendar is 13 days behind the Gregorian calendar - in 2100 that will change, and it will be 14 days behind - so for now, Russian Christmas is celebrated on January 7th.

Merry Christmas!

4 comments:

  1. How nice to rember that the Orthodox Church celebrates Christmas today.
    Even one of the oldest churches in the world, Coptic Orthodox Church celebrates Christmas today.
    Merry Christmas..
    Thank you , Han, it was very fun and nice to see " azbuka" on your blog.

    Mona Lisa

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    1. Do you have these shops with Christmas articles they sell all year? We used to have one in Scheveningen and in July it was always busy there...

      Smile,
      Han

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  2. Thank you for sharing the information about the Russian Orthodox Church, Han. Merry Christmas! :D

    Hugs and blessings...Cat

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    1. Wazim_Shaw
      Day by day, life goes on and on. Every split of seconds your heart beats, beats! for another day or for another moments like today. Every split of seconds, life goes on and on like everyday, like in today's reality the world may look fairer to us all, but not a single human-being living a perfect life. Like today, like tomorrow, life goes on and on with you or without you because everyday is just another day, so live it whiles you can because no one lives forever.
      (Wazim Shaw)

      Make your days like it was Christmas Day

      Han

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