The community of the Church of the Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos (PCU) in the village of Kryvorivnia in the Frankiv region was one of the first to announce that it would celebrate Christmas on December 25, as it was several decades ago.
The live broadcast of the Christmas liturgy and the Hutsul carol will be available both on Espresso TV and on YouTube channels.
As previously reported, the church community has already submitted a request to the bishop to ask the synod for permission to switch to the New Julian calendar, that is, to celebrate all holidays according to this calendar.
“There is no decision of the synod on the transition. There is only a decision of the synod on the free celebration of December 25 as the holiday of the Nativity of Christ in the liturgical and liturgical sense. We hope that the synod will satisfy our request, therefore we announce the Jordanian service on January 6 with the hope that the synod will approve the decision of our community and will support our request,” said father, rector of the church, Ivan Rybaruk.
He says that parishioners have been waiting for this event for a long time.