Christmas Celebrations (25th December- Snaps)

Daily Life Snaps

Bulgarian Patriarch Maksim, foreground center, leads a Christmas mass at a the Golden domed Alexander Nevski cathedral in the Bulgarian capital Sofia, Friday, Dec. 25, 2009. Bulgaria’s Orthodox Church turned to the reformed Julian calendar in 1968, and since then, Bulgaria has celebrated Christmas on Dec. 25 in line with most of the Christian world.

Greek Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I (R) conducts Christmas mass in Aya Yorgi (St. George) church at Fener Greek Orthodox Patriarchate in Istanbul December 25, 2009.

A Greek Orthodox priest conducts a prayer for Saint Sryridon on Christmas day in the Saint Porfirios church in Gaza December 25, 2009.