Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Весёлого Рождества!

Card courtesy of:  http://the-seed-of-europe.tumblr.com/post/37355986131/russian-christmas-postcard-ca-1913-1917   and their mentor Wilfred Owen.

Russian Christmas postcard, ca. 1913-1917.

Καλά Χριστούγεννα to Al.   (My mother were she alive would scold me for being 12 days too early.  Or am I thinking of Greek Easter?)  Fröhliche Weihnachten to SO.  Joyeux Noël to fastEddie.  Happy Holidays to all you Limbaugh and O'Reilly fans.


  1. Thanks for posting mike.

    Merry Christmas, Bom Natal and Fröhes Fest from Portugal to my fellow publicans and readers as well . . .

  2. Καλα Χριστουγεννα!

    No problem with the calendar, Mike. Some of the Orthodox world (e.g. Russia) still uses the Julian Calendar for the Liturgical Year. Heaven forbid we should use a calendar promulgated by a Pope! The rest of us celebrate the Feast on the same Dec 25th as the rest of the world, rather than the Dec 25th that comes 13 days later.

    However, those Orthodox Churches (Greece included) that are no longer 13 days behind the time aren't "really" using the Gregorian Calendar, but the New Revised Julian Calendar, which is a couple of milliseconds more accurate than the Gregorian Calendar used by Rome and the Protestants. Made the switch less controversial and easier to sell to the masses.

  3. All the best wishes and a raised glass of holiday cheer from those of here in the Pacific Northwest; waes hael!