Orthodox Christmas is observed on 7 January every year. It is mostly celebrated in the eastern and central parts of Europe and other parts of the world. It should be noted that the date for Orthodox Christmas may vary from church to church.
It is celebrated as a time when the public does healing and reflects on their inner thoughts. It is a celebration with family and friends with delicious food. Meat and dairy products are not eaten on this.
Whereas Christmas Day is a day of family dinner with the company of friends and loved ones. On Christmas, people do eat meat and all kinds of meat but on Orthodox Christmas. One of the traditional foods for the day is made with baked apples and goose. Some other food for the festival includes lenten bread, vegetable soup and baked goods to name a few.
Countries such as Eqypt, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Macedonia, Serbia, Russia and Georgia celebrate the day as a public holiday. While some countries like Armenia celebrate it on 6 January. It should be noted that Canada, the U.S.A., the U.K. and Australia don’t observe the day as a public holiday.
According to old beliefs, Jesus’ birthday was on 7 January based on Julian calendar. Still many people in rural areas prefer to use the Julian calendar where the official birthday of Jesus is on 7 January. Still, 25 December is celebrated as Christmas as per the Julian calendar.
7 January will only be applicable from 1901 to 2100. After that, if the Julian calendar is still used then Orthodox Christmas will be celebrated on 8 January.
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Best Orthodox Christmas Day Wishes, Images, Messages, Greetings, and Quotes
May the lord bless your with peace, love and joy. May he give you the wisdom to see the light of truth. Merry Christmas.
Let’s pray this year that all the lovely creations stay blessed and the almighty showers his blessings on all.
Christmas is the time for prayers, sing carols and read bible. It’s time to recollect and walk on the righteous path laid by the God.
Let’s the Jingle bells ring, and bring laughter and fun. May the lord bless all the beautiful children with all the happiness they deserve.
“Wishing you a joyous Orthodox Christmas filled with love, peace, and blessings.”
“May the light of the Christmas star shine upon you, bringing happiness and warmth. Merry Orthodox Christmas!”
“Sending heartfelt wishes for a sacred and blessed Orthodox Christmas. May this festive season bring you serenity and joy.”
“May the spirit of Orthodox Christmas illuminate your heart and home with love, faith, and hope. Blessings to you and your family.”
“On this holy occasion, I wish you a Merry Christmas in the Orthodox tradition. May your days be filled with love and grace.”
“Warmest wishes for a peaceful and joyous Orthodox Christmas. May the divine blessings be with you and your loved ones.”
“May the miracle of Christmas touch your life with peace and goodwill. Orthodox Christmas greetings to you and your family.”
“Wishing you a blessed Orthodox Christmas, filled with the love of family, the warmth of friends, and the joy of the season.”
“May the joyous melodies of Christmas hymns fill your home with harmony and peace. Merry Orthodox Christmas to you and yours!”
“As we celebrate the birth of Christ in the Orthodox tradition, may your heart be filled with the spirit of love, forgiveness, and hope. Merry Christmas!”
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