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Merry Christmas! Orthodox Christmas Service in Moscow

From Sputnik:

Orthodox Christians in Russia celebrate Christmas on January 7. There is a 40-day Lent preceding Christmas Day. On the eve of the significant event, orthodox observers attend liturgies in churches all over the country that last well into the early hours of the morning.
The main mass in Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Savior is led by Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, the Head of the Russian Orthodox Church.

Commentary is provided by Sergei Brun, academic fellow at the Museum of the Russian Icon in Moscow, and RT journalist Daniel Bushell.

5 thoughts on “Merry Christmas! Orthodox Christmas Service in Moscow

  1. Merry Christmas to all Orthodox Christians.
    I remember as child when the whole family would go to midnight mass which would start at midnight on Christmas eve.Always very cold weather in the minus 25 C of course.

  2. Ornate, fascinating; thank you! (I’m not complaining, but is the video a current production? Seems I watched it or a close approximation last year. I did see “2018” in the closing moments of the above video….)

  3. Thank you very much! (I have a Coptic Christian friend — Irish lady who married an Egyptian Ph.D. Zoologist, my best friend may he R.I.P. — who continues to lament the Cairo church bombing of several days ago. So do I; Eqypt is a festering basketcase, IMO.)

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