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Christmas present

Divine Liturgy services on Christmas Day at St. Michael’s Cathedral in Sitka.



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Monday, January 7, is Christmas Day on the Julian calendar observed by the Eastern Orthodox Christians. Western churches and most secular institutions follow the Gregorian calendar. In both calendars, however, Christmas falls on December 25th.

This is the choir at St. Michael’s Cathedral in Sitka, led by Kathy Hope-Erickson, participating in the Divine Liturgy. The service this year was especially poignant, since the cathedral – which was previously destroyed by fire in 1966 – sits just a few feet above sea level, and was at risk of inundation had a tsunami developed after last Friday’s magnitude 7.5 earthquake.

That all was well in Sitka on this day felt like a very big Christmas present.

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