Orthodox Christmas and Easter Songs (2 CD’s)

Orthodox Christmas and Easter Songs (2 CD’s): The Orthodox Christmas traditions celebrated in Alaska were brought over by Orthodox frontiersman from the Ukraine, in the 1600s. Orthodox Christmas, like American Christmas, is the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. It is celebrated 13 days after December 25th, on January 7, 8, and 9. The Orthodox Church follows the Julian calendar, which calculates Christmas 13 days after the Gregorian calendar. Easter, more commonly known as Pascha, also has Its customary holiday songs recorded on a CD. Each CD includes the voices of Chenega Elders singing the songs, with an accompanying songbook.