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Julian Calendar – Merry Christmas to Ukrainians and All

Christmas celebrations are just beginning for all our family and friends who follow the Julian Calendar, and are awaiting Christmas Eve holiday on January 6th, and Christmas Day on January 7th.

Christmas holiday is followed by New Year celebration on January 14th.

Saint Nicholas or Santa Claus???

Saint Nicholas, was the “gift giver” I was familiar with during my childhood. He had a white beard, was dressed in bishop’s garbs, carried a crozier, and arrived on a white horse. On December 6th, he was visiting well-behaved children, and placing candy and cookies under their pillows. If you were really good, then he would drop off more goodies on Christmas Eve. You also were expected to know your Catechism, in case he decided to quiz you, before leaving you a gift. We recited prayers and songs dedicated to St. Nicholas, instead of leaving him milk and cookies.