Some people celebrate Twelfth Night on the same day, but others believe it is actually the night before.Twelfth Night is the time when families across Britain take down Christmas trees and other decorations for another year."So strictly speaking, Christmas is still kept on December 25 – which just happens to fall 13 days later on the Julian calendar." Some of the same Christmas traditions are shared among most countries which observe the Julian calendar.
The Christian holiday of Epiphany falls on Friday January 6 in Western churches - almost two weeks after Christmas Day.There are 13 days in difference between the two calendars."December 25 on the Julian calendar actually falls on January 7 on the Gregorian calendar," said Archimandrite Christopher Calin, dean of the Russian Orthodox Cathedral of the Holy Virgin Protection.FOOD: Pique your palate with a host of flavorful ethnic Slavic foods including: pelmeni, piroshki, borsch, shashlyk, beef stroganoff, kasha, blini, and khvorost — then sample a variety of delicious ethnic desserts.Dear Brothers and Sisters, Welcome to the Russian Orthodox Holy Trinity Cathedral located in Winnipeg, province of Manitoba. Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia, enlightener of all America.Almost 35 years ago, I chose to leave the Canadian military and get married. She had spent her entire adult life trying to be someone other than a wife and mother and was hoping her daughters would continue the battle.