MP Theologian Suggests Moving Christmas

Moscow, January 12, Interfax – Professor of the Moscow Theological Academy Protodeacon Andrey Kurayev suggests celebrating Christmas on January 1.

“No matter what church calendar Christians use when they celebrate Christmas, it is absurd. If you celebrate Nativity on December 25, why the year which begins from His Nativity starts only a week after? If the Nativity of Christ happens on January 7, why the new “year Anno Domini” starts a week before it?” Father Andrew wonders in his blog.