In pictures: Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas


Communities from Europe, Africa and the Middle East marked the event - each with their own unique traditions - on Thursday, in line with the Julian calendar.

In the Russian capital Moscow, some 350,000 people took part in Christmas liturgies.

Other countries celebrated with firework displays, traditional log-burning ceremonies and processions.

Merry Christmas to our Orthodox Christian brothers and sisters.




thanks for sharing those pictures. very interesting! I liked seeing the President of Egypt greeting the Christmas attendees at the cathedral. I pray someday other Middle Eastern leaders will be that tolerant. Also nice to see Putin worshipping. I love the Orthodox church and wish everyone a Merry Christmas! Very lovely pictures.


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