On January 7 Christians celebrate Christmas according to Julian calendar

6 January 2019, 22:09 | Religious holidays and traditions | 0 |   | Code for Blog |  | 

All Ukrainian Orthodox Churches, the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, most Ukrainian Evangelical Christians and Jerusalem, Russian, Serbian, and Georgian Orthodox Churches celebrate Christmas on January 7. This day is an official public holiday in Ukraine.

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The decision to celebrate Christmas on December 25 was made at Ephesus (Third Ecumenical) Church Council in the year 431.

A key role in implementing a separate Christmas celebration in the East was played by three Eastern Church Fathers: St. Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian and John Chrysostom. Under the influence of St. Gregory the Theologian this feast was introduced in Constantinople. In Jerusalem, Christmas was celebrated with Epiphany up to 634. In the fourth century Saint Helena, the mother of Emperor Constantine the Great, built a church in Bethlehem.

In Ukraine, Eastern rite Christians celebrate Christmas on January 7, December 25 according to the Julian calendar — the official date of birth of Jesus. The integral feature of the celebration of Christmas in Ukraine is carol singing, which glorifies the newborn Christ. Carolers go from house to house, proclaiming the good news — the birth of Christ. In all the churches festive Christmas Liturgies are celebrated. The whole family gathers at the holiday table. The greeting words during the Christmas season are "Christ is Born! Glorify Him!"

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    • velovs@ukr.net | 22 January 2019, 17:49

      Михаил, здесь впору именно Вам обратиться к опытному и квалифицированному специалисту-психиатру! :)

    • Михаил | 22 January 2019, 17:27

      Чудны дела твои, Господи! Героем Украины становится человек, всю жизнь Украину презиравший, говоривший, что не существует украинского языка, а есть лишь польско-жидовский диалект. Всю жизнь мечтавший

    • velovs@ukr.net | 22 January 2019, 16:14

      "Рівноапостольний Володимир охрестив свій народ у Києві, де ТИСЯЧОЛІТТЯМИ все стоїть на своєму місці: і фундаменти Десятинної церкви, і Свята Софія, і храм Спаса на Берестові, і Києво-Печерська

    • velovs@ukr.net | 22 January 2019, 15:38

      А отут іще одна - цікава й важлива новина, пов'язана з Днем Соборності: https://censor.net.ua/news/3107667/v_den_sobornosti_zaregistrirovan_vseukrainskiyi_sobor

    • bopa | 22 January 2019, 14:25

      https://realno.te.ua/novyny/%D0%BD%D0%B0-%D1%82%D0%B5%D1%80%D0%BD%D0%BE%D0%BF%D1%96%D0%BB%D1%8C%D1%89%D0%B8%D0%BD%D1%96-%D1%81%D0%B2%D1%8F%D1%89%D0%B5%D0%BD%D0%B8%D0%BA-%D0%B2%D1%96%D0%B4%D0%BC%D0%BE%

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