Posts tagged with Christmas

The Meaning of Christmas

NY Times photograph

NY Times photograph by Lawrence Morgan

Christmas has many meanings

People forget that not everyone has a place to live or experiences Christmas in a positive way. The following video, posted today by the Chicago Sun-Times, says much about what Christmas really means to me.

Take a look at it and the article which accompanies the video, and think about your own life.

Christmas is about much more than going to the local mall and buying more and more things.

Sweetie Sweetie

And the second article and video comes from Liberia, which, as you know, is experiencing a tremendous number of orphan children as both of their parents die.

I am very much involved in West Africa, especially The Gambia, and I hope so much that this small girl, as well as many other children, finds a new home. It's truly heartbreaking.


Music from Orthodox Christmas 2013, and 2 hours of watching Orthodox Christmas Eve services on Russian television

Rubric photograph

Rubric photograph by Lawrence Morgan

A little more music from Orthodox Christmas 2013

World-famous Dmitri Hvorostovsky with the St Petersburg Chamber choir, singing "Let My Prayer."

This is a Serbian Orthodox Christmas song for Christmas 2013. I lived in Serbia and also Sarajevo for almost a year.

Russian Christmas Music with Russian Christmas cards, just put on the web for this Christmas.

A Russian Flash Mob on January 16, 2011 in a Mall in Moscow. If you remember, Lawrence had a Flash mob last year, I believe it was at Target.

And if you want to watch what Russian viewers watched live on television for Orthodox Christmas eve, here is the Christmas Service in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior.

Streamed live on January 6, 2013.

The reason I have completed these two blogs is because there is so little, really, on the media of Orthodox Christmas in this country. Many Americans don't even know that Christmas is celebrated on a different day in parts of the world.