Wednesday, December 24, 2014

ABC WEDNESDAY--"X" is for "Христос се роди"


Tonight is Christmas Eve in many countries, but here in Serbia that day will  be on January 6th, since Serbs celebrate Christmas on January 7th according to the Orthodox Church calendar.

On that day, Serbs wish each other "Христос се роди" or "Christ is born".  In English, we often abbreviate  Christmas as 'Xmas', the 'X' standing for the Greek  letter Chi, which is the first letter of the Greek word Χριστός which comes into English as "Christ".

Wishing all of you who celebrate Christmas, no matter when, a Merry Christmas, and to those of you who celebrate other end-of-year holidays, I wish you very Happy Holidays.

See other Xs on Mrs. Nesbitt's ABC WEDNESDAY.

5 comments:

Lowell said...

I shall wish you a very Merry Xmas even if it is a few days early! And thank you for the very nice Xmas greeting. Hope you have a wonderful time with your family and friends! And you do have a beautiful family!

Luis Gomez said...

Merry Christmas Pat! To you and yours the best.

Alexa said...

I think you have a perfect excuse to celebrate Christmas twice—wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday, for now and for later!

William Kendall said...

A lovely set of decorations. Merry Christmas!

Roger Owen Green said...

I lived among a lot of Orthodox who celebrated what they called "Russian Christmas."

ROG, ABCW