The Eastern Orthodox Churches do not call this day “Christmas.” It is the Feast of the Nativity. These churches are found in Russia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Macedonia, Montenegro, Egypt, Ethiopia, Serbia, the Greek Patriarchate of Jerusalem, etc. Worshipers fast for several weeks prior, attend church services with special liturgy the night before, and then have family feasts.
For our previous Blog on the Ethiopian church, please click on http://bit.ly/RLAaLO
For the Egyptian church, click on: http://bit.ly/VZuXip
To experience a Russian Orthodox service, during this holy period, there’s the Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church at 23 Henry Street near College and University. Click on: http://holytrinity.ws/en/.
For a Macedonian Orthodox service, there’s St. Clement of Ohrid Macedonian Orthodox Cathedral at 76 Overlea Blvd.
Phone: 416-421-7451. firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.stclementofohrid.com/religion/events.asp
For an Egyptian Orthodox service, there’s St. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Church, 41 Glendinning Avenue
Toronto: Tel. 416-494-444. http://www.stmark.toronto.on.coptorthodox.ca/monthly_schadule.asp