Happy Ukrainian Xmas

Yes today is Xmas Day for Ukrainian, Russian and Greek orthodox believers. 

It’s based on the old Julian calendar introduced by Julius Caesar in AD 46 and discontinued in most countries by 1930 to be replaced by the Gregorian calendar. Eastern Orthodox churches have maintained the old calendar for liturgical purposes.

These pictures are from the service held today in Rochdale, Lancashire. If you’re on Facebook you can see more pictures at Uoc Rochdale.P1030222 P1030221

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