Monday, 7 January 2013

Христос се роди

Today is Christmas according to the old calendar.    Christmas Greetings to all!
Badnjak (Christmas tree)
See here for some of the traditions.   Not all of these are still appropriate, but it certainly looks as though we're going to be feasting!


  1. Since yesterday our church got the once in 6 year opportunity to celebrate Epiphany, or as the 1662 Book of Common Prayer puts it, the Manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles, I was diverted by your reminder of the late Christmas in the East. At first I thought it might be just the E feast, but no, your references disclose that is merely Armenian practice. I now understand it is the whole Julian calendar that makes for late Christmas, 13 days so far, and I suppose Julians will will get later than Gregorians as time goes by.

  2. In 2100 Christmas Day will be on 8 January, but I guess we won't have to worry about that. Interesting that with two Serbian alphabets to choose from, you went for the international phonetic alphabet.