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Orthodox Christians Celebrate Christmas in Endicott

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St. Mary's Orthodox Church in Endicott was full of song and prayer as parishioners gathered for Christmas morning mass.

Orthodox Christians celebrate the birth of Christ on January 7 because it follows the Gregorian calendar, whereas Christmas on December 25 follows the Julian calendar.

Christmas is one of the high holidays in the Orthodox Church and is one of the 12 Great Feasts.