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"Starring" brightens Orthodox Christmas

SITKA, ALASKA Thirteen days after “western” Christmas on the 25th of December, Orthodox Christians around the world – and in Alaska – celebrate the nativity on January 7th.
St. Michael’s Cathedral in Sitka is the traditional seat of the Alaskan Orthodox Diocese. Two years ago, KCAW’s Melissa Marconi-Wentzel was invited to accompany the congregation of St. Michael’s as they went “starring” to Orthodox homes throughout the community.
This is an encore presentation of her story:
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