Voices from Russia

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

7 January 2015. More Russian Music for the Season

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Some Ded Moroz and Snegurochka fun

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It’s still Christmas… which begins the Svyatki, twelve days of celebration until Epiphany. Unlike Catholic Christmas, Orthodox Christmas celebrations continue until Epiphany at least… in some areas, it lasts until the Entrance into the Temple on 15 February. Here’s some more music to play as you have an adult beverage or two…

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RT Presents… Orthodox Christmas Celebrations in Russia and Abroad

00 global orthodox christmas 01. 07.01.15Patriarch Kirill Gundyaev of Moscow and all the Russias gave the traditional Christmas address to believers at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow (Federal City of Moscow. Central Federal District) RF on 6 January

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Believers gathered for Christmas Eve services at the Church of the Nativity in Krasnoyarsk (Krasnoyarsk Krai. Siberian Federal District) RF

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Christmas Day in Russia marks the birth of Jesus Christ according to Orthodox Christian Orthodox tradition

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Serbian believers took part in a ceremonial burning of the badnjak (dried oak branches), a Yule log symbol for Orthodox Christmas Eve, in front of a church in Smederevo, some 60 kilometres east of Belgrade, on 6 January 2015

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The vast majority of people in Georgia are Orthodox Christians. Early on 7 January, Georgian Orthodox believers went to Christmas services at Trinity Cathedral in Tbilisi

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Songs play an important role in Christmas traditions, and Georgian Christmas carols have a spirit of beauty and dignity

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Christmas is a major holy day in the Orthodox world; in Cairo, Coptic Pope Tawadros blessed the communion bread during Christmas Eve services at St Mark Cathedral, the seat of the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate

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The total number of Orthodox Christians around the world is about 300 million… Bosnian Serb Orthodox Hieromonk Andrej Kovacevic prayed on the eve of Orthodox Christmas in Sokolica Church, in Ravna Romanija, on 6 January 2015

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Greek Orthodox clergy waiting for the arrival of the Greek Patriarch of Jerusalem Metropolitan Theophilos before the Eastern Orthodox Christmas procession outside the Church of the Nativity in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, 6 January 2015

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7 January 2015

RT

http://rt.com/in-vision/christmas/

ITAR-TASS Presents… Orthodox Christmas Celebrations Throughout the World

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Christmas celebration after services at the Orthodox parish in Sosnovka (Zhaiyl Raion. Chui Oblast) KYRGYZSTAN, 80 kilometres (50 miles) from the capital city of Bishkek

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President V V Putin attended Christmas Eve services at a parish in Otradnoye (Voronezh Oblast. Central Federal District) RF

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Christmas services at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow (Federal City of Moscow. Central Federal District) RF

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Chairman of the Government D A Medvedev and his wife S V Medvedeva attended Christmas services at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow

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Bishop Panteleimon Shatov (head of MP Synodal Department for Church Charity and Social Services) amongst children during Christmas services in Moscow

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People arrive for Christmas Eve services at St Sava Cathedral in Belgrade (Okruz-City of Belgrade) SERBIA

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Coptic Orthodox Christmas Eve services at the Cave Cathedral of St Sama’ans in the Mokattam Hills overlooking Cairo (Cairo Governorate) EGYPT

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Palestinian Christian Greek Orthodox worshippers celebrate Christmas at St Porphyrios Church in Gaza City (Gaza Governorate) PALESTINE

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Georgian Orthodox believers gather at Trinity Cathedral for Christmas services in Tbilisi (First-Level City of Tbilisi) GEORGIA

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Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas on 7 January, according to the Julian calendar, which is 13 days behind the Catholic Gregorian calendar. On the night before 7 January, Patriarch Kirill Gundyaev of Moscow and all the Russias led the Christmas service at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow. President V V Putin attended Christmas services at a village church in southern Russia.

7 January 2015

ITAR-TASS

http://itar-tass.com/en/non-political/770452

ITAR-TASS Presents… Russian Pre-Revolutionary Christmas cards

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Christmas postcard, 1912

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Christmas postcard, 1912

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Christmas postcard, 1912

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Christmas postcard, 1912

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Christmas postcard, 1912    

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Christmas postcard, 1912

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New Year postcard, 1912

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Christmas postcard, 1912

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Christmas postcard, 1912

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00 Old Christmas Cards 10. 07.01.14

Christmas postcard, 1912

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The first New Year cards appeared in Russia in 1897, but Christmas and New Year cards differed from each other. Russian Pre-Revolutionary Christmas postcards featured Biblical scenes and children’s portraits.

6 January 2015

ITAR-TASS

http://itar-tass.com/en/non-political/770396

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