Voices from Russia

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

ITAR-TASS Presents… Orthodox Christmas Celebrations Throughout the World

00 Orthodox Christmas 01. 07.01.14

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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00 Orthodox Christmas 02. 07.01.14

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

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00 Orthodox Christmas 03. 07.01.14

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

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00 Orthodox Christmas 04. 07.01.14

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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00 Orthodox Christmas 05. 07.01.14

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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00 Orthodox Christmas 06. 07.01.14

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

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00 Orthodox Christmas 07. 07.01.14

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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00 Orthodox Christmas 08. 07.01.14

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

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00 Orthodox Christmas 09. 07.01.14

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

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