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President congratulates Ukrainians on Christmas, urging to look for way to peace and love

Posted by the Editor on January 7, 2014


News / 7 January 2014 | 10:42

President congratulates Ukrainians on Christmas, urging to look for way to peace and love

President congratulates Ukrainians on Christmas, urging to look for way to peace and love

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych congratulated his compatriots on Christmas.
“I sincerely congratulate you on the great holiday – Christmas! On this day, Savior has come and commanded us brotherly kindness and harmony,” the Head of State noted.
Today our large family – Ukrainian people – asks God to strengthen us in faith and unity to build a happy and prosperous country.
The President reminded that last year Ukraine celebrated the 1025th anniversary of Christianization of Kievan Rus’. Christianization has contributed to the spiritual development of Ukrainian people. It has become a basis for the formation of our unity and statehood.
On Christmas Day, the Ukrainian President urged everyone to overcome contradictions and look for the way to peace and love jointly. “As the Savior has commanded us,” he said.
Yanukovych wished every Ukrainian family happiness, joy and prosperity. “I ask the blessings of the Almighty for Ukraine. Christ is Born! Give Glory!” he said.

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Orthodox Christians, Greek Catholics mark Christmas today

Posted by the Editor on January 7, 2014


News / 7 January 2014 | 10:30

Orthodox Christians, Greek Catholics mark Christmas today

Orthodox Christians, Greek Catholics mark Christmas today

Today, on January 7, Orthodox Christians and Greek Catholics mark Christmas.
The Nativity Fast, which lasts from November 28, ends on January 6. The fast was established in a period of early Christianity so that Orthodox Christians could be cleansed of their sins through penance, prayer and abstinence before Christmas, Interfax-Ukraine reported.
Christmas is one of the twelve great feasts and is marked on December 25. Churches that use the Julian calendar celebrate Christmas on January 7 according to the Gregorian calendar (in the 20th-21st centuries).
The Ukrainian Orthodox Churches, Russian, Jerusalem, Serbian, Georgian Orthodox Churches and the monasteries of Mount Athos, as well as the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church and several other Eastern Catholic Churches, celebrate Christmas on December 25 according to the Julian calendar, which corresponds to January 7 according to the modern Gregorian calendar.

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