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St. Sava Orthodox Christmas 2014 (30 images)

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Jackson, California, is unique in that the year ends with Christmas and in January, it is celebrated a second time. Why? In December much of the world celebrates Christmas as observed under the Gregorian Calendar as established by Pope Gregory in 1582 to correct for the earth's orbit around the sun with adds about 1/4 day each year.

However, not all faiths joined the change. Many Orthodox Christian faiths kept with the Julian Calendar, as does St. Sava Serbian Orthodox. Thus the...
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