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Merry Orthodox Christmas!

Today, the Orthodox church celebrates Christmas!! I am Coptic Orthodox and look forward to the Christmas holiday’s each year!  The reason the Orthodox community celebrates Christmas on January 7th is because we follow an old Orthodox calendar.  Growing up, I was taught that on December 25th Santa brought presents and on January 7th, Jesus was born.  Traditionally, on the eve of Orthodox Christmas we attend a church service, celebrating the birth of Jesus.  The church service usually lasts until midnight (or usually later) and then we go home and consume a large amount of food; a traditional meal with many delicious foods.  On Christmas day, it’s custom to partake in another large meal with friends and family…more food, my favorite!! So, it’s pretty awesome being able to celebrate 2 Christmas’ since it’s the greatest holiday, ever.

Merry Orthodox Christmas!!

January 7, 2010 at 8:37 AM 4 comments


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