(Telegraph) Lovely Pictures–Epiphany and Orthodox Christmas around the world

Check them out–24 in all.


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6 comments on “(Telegraph) Lovely Pictures–Epiphany and Orthodox Christmas around the world

  1. Ad Orientem says:

    Христос родился!
    Christ is born! Glorify Him! Merry Christmas to everyone.

  2. Teatime2 says:

    Some wild pics! I don’t understand the diving for crosses tradition that apparently appears in several countries! Can anyone who is familiar with this explain?

  3. Henry says:

    While I don’t understand all of the traditions depicted, I find it quite refreshing that so many of the people actually know what Epiphany is! It’s sad that our society doesn’t “get it”!!!

  4. Katherine says:

    I thank God that Christmas (Epiphany) was celebrated in Egypt without a violent act against Copts in their churches this year.

  5. Ad Orientem says:

    Not sure if anyone is interested, but the entire Christmas Liturgy from Moscow’s Christ the Savior Cathedral has been uploaded onto youtube ([url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXUuAvM5X0s&feature=context&context=G2b7e1f1FUAAAAAAACAQ]part 1[/url]) ([url=http://youtu.be/aMds-iplQts]Part 2[/url]). The service is in Church Slavonic and runs close to 3 hrs. The original cathedral was demolished on orders from Stalin in the 1930’s. After the fall of Communism it was rebuilt as close to the original as possible.

  6. Ad Orientem says:

    Re #4
    I agree. I had feared some dreadful atrocity was just waiting to explode. Thanks be to God!