Christmas

Russia's Orthodox Christians celebrating Epiphany

Russia's Orthodox Christians celebrating Epiphany

Orthodox Russians are celebrating one of main Christian feasts, Epiphany, on January 19. According to the Gospel, during Christ’s baptism in the Jordan River, God was revealed in His three hypostases: the Father, the Son and the …

Christmas sermon held in Istanbul

Christmas sermon held in Istanbul

The Christmas sermon was held in the Church of St. George on one of the islands near Istanbul on Saturday morning, Anadolu Agency reports. The solemn service was conducted by Metropolitan Emmanuel Adamakis. The sermon was attended by …

How Christmas Was Celebrated in the Middle Ages

How Christmas Was Celebrated in the Middle Ages

People in medieval Europe celebrated the Christmas season with 12 full days of feasting and revelry culminating with Twelfth Night and the raucous crowning of a “King of Misrule”, …

Journey to Christmas festival kicks off in Moscow

Journey to Christmas festival kicks off in Moscow

The Journey to Christmas festival has begun in Moscow, presenting Christmas trees decorated in different styles, according to the official website of the Mayor of the Russian capital, Sergei Sobyanin. "The traditional winter …

Russia's Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas

Russia's Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas

Today Orthodox Christians are celebrating Christmas, one of the biggest and most ancient Christian holidays. Russian President Vladimir Putin attended Orthodox Christmas services at a small 13th century church on an island. …

Putin sends New Year, Christmas wishes to Biden and Trump

Putin sends New Year, Christmas wishes to Biden and Trump

Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent Christmas and New Year wishes to incumbent U.S. President Donald Trump and President-elect Joe Biden, the Kremlin reported Wednesday. "The Russian leader has sent congratulations to U.S. …

Villefand on weather in Moscow on Christmas Eve

Villefand on weather in Moscow on Christmas Eve

Acting Head of the Hydrometeorological Center of the Russian Federation, Roman Vilfand, told what weather is expected on Christmas Eve in Moscow and Moscow region. According to him, at night, in the capital, it will be 3-5 °C below …

Kazakh president extends Christmas greetings

Kazakh president extends Christmas greetings

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev extended his Christmas greetings to the Orthodox Christians of the country, according to the press service of Akorda. "Dear compatriots! Congratulations on the bright holiday …

Russia celebrates Christmas

Russia celebrates Christmas

Today Orthodox Christians are celebrating Christmas, one of the biggest and most ancient Christian holidays. The main solemn service was held in the Christ the Savior Cathedral by Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and all Russia on the …

Armenian Apostolic Church celebrates Christmas

Armenian Apostolic Church celebrates Christmas

On Sunday, January 6, the Armenian Apostolic Church is celebrating Christmas and Epiphany, News.am reports. On this occasion, Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II is offering a special Divine Liturgy at the Saint …

Nursultan Nazarbayev extends Christmas congratulations

Nursultan Nazarbayev extends Christmas congratulations

The President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, congratulated the Orthodox Christians of our country on Christmas, Kazinform reported citing the press service of Akorda. "Dear compatriots,  I wholeheartedly …

Georgian Orthodox Church celebrates Christmas

Georgian Orthodox Church celebrates Christmas

Members of the Georgian Orthodox Church, together with part of the Orthodox world, celebrate Christmas today according to the Julian calendar, Agenda.ge reports. The special liturgy commenced at Tbilisi's Holy Trinity Cathedral at …

Vladimir Vasilyev: Christmas unites millions of people

Vladimir Vasilyev: Christmas unites millions of people

Acting head of Dagestan Vladimir Vasiliev congratulated all Orthodox residents of the region on Christmas. "It's great that this holiday unites millions of people on the basis of common spiritual values and …

Orthodox believers celebrate Christmas

Orthodox believers celebrate Christmas

Orthodox Christians in Russia and other countries around the world are celebrating Christmas on January 7, an event which 2017 years ago marked the beginning of the new history of mankind, TASS reports. Christians conclude a four-week …

 Christmas facade projections to be shown in Moscow

Christmas facade projections to be shown in Moscow

In Moscow, a special Christmas greeting video will be projected on two houses on Novy Arbat, the press service of the City Municipality reported. The projections will be shown from 16.15 to 0.00 on the houses № 11 and 19, the message …