Orthodox Christians in Macedonia are celebrating Friday the Birth of Jesus Christ – Christmas. Christmas liturgies are held in all temples of the Macedonian Orthodox Church this morning.
The central celebration is taking place at the “St. Clement of Ohrid” Church in Skopje, where the the Macedonian Orthodox Church head, HH Stefan the Archbishop of Ohrid and Macedonia will lead the liturgy of St. Basil the Great.
Christmas is the day of Christ’s birth according to Christian tradition. It is the second largest holiday in Christianity, following Easter. Christmas also ends the 40-day fast and the day is celebrated with a generous feast surrounded by family.