Orthodox Christians celebrate Feast of Nativity on Monday

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Today is one of the holiest of days for Orthodox Christians in Alaska and around the world.

    The Feast of Nativity is something of a second Christmas for those that follow the faith.

    Orthodox Christians follow the Julian calendar, introduced by emperor Julius Caesar, even though the calendar in modern use is the Gregorian one, created by Pope Gregory XIII in 1582.

    Both mark Dec. 25 as Christmas Day, but the Julian calendar is offset so that the day falls on Jan. 7.

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