Sunday, January 06, 2008

Merry Christmas!

christmasorth1 While celebrating Christmas on January 7 is most often associated with Christians of the Eastern Orthodox tradition, it is also celebrated on this date by most Oriental Orthodox Christians such as the Copts in Egypt and the Ethiopian Orthodox Church (the Armenian Orthodox Church celebrates Christmas on January 6, except in Jerusalem where it is observed on January 19). In many countries where Orthodoxy was historically predominant such as Egypt, Russia or Ukraine, Protestant Christians also often honour Christ’s birth in January.

On behalf of the staff and volunteers of The Voice of the Martyrs in Canada, I would like to wish many of our brothers and sisters around the world a Merry Christmas!

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