Today is Christmas for Eastern Orthodox churches; ie. Greek Orthodox and Russian Orthodox. They use the Julian calendar so dates are a little off from the Gregorian calendar that most of the rest of us use. A neighborhood near my high school in Elmira Heights, NY was prominently Ukrainian and about 1/3 of the students …
Today is Three Kings Day. Celebrated in Spain, Puerto Rico, Mexico and other Latin America Countries. It marks the day that the Three Wise Men arrived in Bethlehem to view baby Jesus.
May you be able to spend this day of peace with all of your family.
It used to be that some people would set up their Christmas tree on Christmas eve. Now there are people that put it up on November first. Last week the tree in the Rhode Island Statehouse had to be replaced because all the needles had fallen off well before Christmas.
This is the Christmas tree in the atrium in Rochester City Hall. This wonderful building was built in 1885 as the Federal Building and used by the US government until the 1970s. Then in 1975 it was sold to the City and they restored it to make it the showplace that it is.