Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Orthodox Christians in Slovakia celebrate Christmas

Orthodox Christians living in Slovakia, who observe the Julian calendar, celebrated Christmas during the past weekend, the TASR newswire reported.

Orthodox Christians living in Slovakia, who observe the Julian calendar, celebrated Christmas during the past weekend, the TASR newswire reported.

The liturgical celebrations in Orthodox churches began early on the morning of January 6 with prayers called ‘Royal Hours’. The services proceeded in the evening with Great Vespers, St. Basil Liturgy and Great Compline, called ‘Povecheriye’ in Church Slavonic.

Orthodox believers observe a period of 40-day of fasting ahead of Christmas, which includes abstention from all animal products, including eggs and all dairy products. The fasting ended on Christmas Eve, which was January 6 this year.

Orthodox Christmas Day on January 7 this year was followed by the feast of Synaxis of the Holy Theotokos on January 8 and the feast of Stephen, Archdeacon and Protomartyr on January 9, TASR wrote.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Radka Minarechová Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

Robert Fico has lost the electoral magic he once had Plus

But his party can still bounce back if they do the things that make parties resilient.

Robert Fico claims that Smer won the regional elections because it is the party with the most chairs in regional councils.

New legislation protects creditors from unfair mergers

Fraudulent mergers were a legal business model enabling unfair businesses to get rid of debts

Tightening conditions when merging companies will increase the red tape of lawful mergers and prolong this procedure.

Fifty Shades of Grey: Slovakia's Olympic outfits will not stray from tradition

The official outfit for Slovak athletes at the Pyongyang Olympic Games has been presented; the Slovak Olympic Committee (SOV) is not satisfied.

Olympic outfit of Slovak athletes

Blog: How long until a robot takes your job?

Are robots really taking over? What are the benefits and what are the risks?

Illustrative stock photo