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There are 8 item(s) tagged with the keyword "christmas".

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1. Yolka

As a special gift, we share a somewhat untypical holiday story, reprinted from the pages of Chtenia, by the master humorist and short story writer Mikhail Zoshchenko. 

Tags: zoshchenko, christmas, holidays, fiction
By Mikhail Zoshchenko
2. Christmastide Tradition

St. Nicholas, Babouschka, Christmas Eve festivities . . .Ded Moroz leading to Christmas on January 7th.

Tags: traditions, christmas
By Linda DeLaine
3. Twin Christmases

In February 1582, the Catholic Church, in the person of Pope Gregory the thirteenth, decreed a new, more accurate calendar to replace the Julian calendar, which had been in use since 45 BC. The revision meant dropping 10 days off the year...

Tags: holidays, christmas, russia
By Paul E. Richardson
4. Russian Orthodox Christmas

The Church's celebration of the Nativity is on January 7th; information about the Feasts of Christ's coming into the world and Scripture readings for the services and Liturgies.

Tags: orthodoxy, holidays, christmas
By Linda DeLaine
5. Holiday Gift Ideas

Where we reveal where to buy everything from Russian cologne to Russian videos.

Tags: gifts, buying guide, christmas, holidays
6. Prianiki for the Holidays

Brief history of Russian prianiki (gingerbread) and a traditional recipe to enjoy during the holidays or anytime throughout the year; especially with a nice hot pot of tea!

Tags: Food, christmas
By Linda DeLaine
7. Ded Moroz

Ded Moroz; Grandfather Frost; is the Russian counterpart to the Western Santa Claus and other Gift Givers worldwide. He and his assistant, Snegurochka, continue to delight children and adults alike. In 2000, Santa Claus traveled to Russia to meet Ded Moroz for the first time!

Tags: Christmas, culture
By Linda DeLaine
8. Readings for Feast Day of St. Nicholas

Scriptures and prayers for the Orthodox Feast Day of St. Nicholas of Myra.

Tags: st. nicholas, readings, church, christmas
By Linda DeLaine

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