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Christmas Eve is celebrated

January 6 2006

Today in Russia and in all Orthodox believers around the world celebrate Christmas Eve. Otherwise, this holiday is called Eve of the Nativity.

His name was named after a holiday special dish that the Orthodox are prepared on this day - sochivo. This is usually soaked and boiled wheat or rice, often with honey, as well as beans, peas and vegetables.

This morning the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Alexy II will make Christ the Savior Cathedral Liturgy of Basil the Great. At 22:00 here starts the main Christmas service of the country, according to Pravda.Ru

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