Showing posts with label Christmas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Christmas. Show all posts

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Orthodox Christmas

Orthodox Christmas  in United States




Many Orthodox Christians in the United States celebrate
Christmas Day on or near January 7 in the Gregorian
 calendar. This date works to be December 25 in the 
Julian calendar, which pre-dates the Gregorian calendar.
 It is a time to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, who is
 believed to be the son of God.

Many Orthodox Christians attend a special church liturgy on
 Christmas Day on January 7.Orthodox churches celebrate Christmas
 Day with various traditions. For example, many churches
 light a small fire of blessed palms and burn frankincense to
 commemorate the three wise men’s (also known as Magi) gifts
 to baby Jesus.  Some parishes have joint celebrations for Christmas Day.

Public life

The Orthodox Christians’ observance of Christmas Day on or near
 January 7 is not a nationwide public holiday in the United States. 
However, parking and traffic around Orthodox Christian churches
 may be busy around this time of the year.

Background

There are Orthodox Churches in the United States that recognize
 the holiday dates according to the Julian calendar, for example the
 Russian, Ukrainian, and Serbian Orthodox Churches. Christmas is
 still on December 25 in the Julian calendar so the January 7 date is 
only valid between 1901 and 2100. The Gregorian date for Orthodox
 Christmas will be January 8 in 2101 if the Julian calendar is still used.
The Julian calendar was revised in 1923 and this version is more in
 line with the Gregorian calendar. Some Orthodox churches follow the
 revised Julian calendar but many Orthodox churches still follow the more
 traditional Julian calendar, which has the original dates for Christian
 observances prior to the Gregorian calendar’s introduction.According
 to the Orthodox Church in America, many Americans of Orthodox
 Christian faith celebrate Christmas according to the revised Julian
 calendar. Many people in other places worldwide, such as Russia, still
 celebrate Christmas according to the Julian calendar in which the 
Christmas date falls on or near January 7.
Symbols
For many Orthodox Christians, Christmas Day is not about presents,
 eggnog or Christmas characters that have become popular through
 commercialization.  Christmas Day is a time to heal the soul. It is
 also a time of peace and unity.White cloth is used on dinner tables
 in some countries to symbolize purity and the cloth that baby Jesus was
 wrapped in. Straw may be placed on these tables to symbolize the
 simplicity of the place where Jesus was born.  Candles may be lit to
 represent the light of Christ and the festive Christmas meal represents
 the end of fasting.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Christmas Sites and Drinks to make

Happy New Year! from around the world

LanguageHappy New Year!
AfrikaansVoorspoedige nuwe jaar
ArabicKul 'am wa antum bikhair
BasqueUrte Berri on
BengaliShuvo noboborsho
Chinese (Cantonese)Sun nien fai lok
Chinese (Mandarin)Xin nian yu kuai
CzechStastny Novy Rok
DanishGodt NytÅr
DutchGelukkig nieuwjaar
EsperantoBonan Novjaron
FinnishOnnellista uutta vuotta
FrenchBonne année
GermanEin glückliches neues Jahr
GreekEutychismenos o kainourgios chronos
HawaiianHauoli Makahiki hou
HebrewShana Tova
HungarianBoldog uj evet
Indonesian (Bahasa)Selamat Tahun Baru
ItalianFelice Anno Nuovo or Buon anno
JapaneseAkemashite Omedetou Gozaimasu
KoreanSehe Bokmanee Bateuseyo
Laotian (Hmong)Nyob Zoo Xyoo Tshiab
LatinFelix sit annus novus
Nigerian (Hausa)Barka da sabuwar shekara
NorwegianGodt Nytt År
Philippines (Tagalog)Manigong Bagong Taon
PolishSzczesliwego Nowego Roku
RomanianLa Multi Ani si Un An Nou Fericit
SamoanIa manuia le Tausaga Fou
SpanishFeliz año nuevo
SwahiliHeri za Mwaka Mpya
SwedishGott Nytt År
ThaiSawatdee Pi Mai
VietnameseChuc mung nam moi
WelshBlwyddyn Newydd Dda

Merry Christmas” or “Season's Greetings”Around the World

Saying “Merry Christmas” or “Season's Greetings”Around the World

Language    Merry Christmas
Afrikaans   Gesëende Kersfees
Czech         Prejeme Vam Vesele Vanoce a stastny Novy Rok
Danish         Glædelig Jul
Esperanto         Gajan Kristnaskon
Finnish          Hyvää Joulua
French         Joyeux Noël
German         Froehliche Weihnachten
Greek         Kala Christouyenna
Hawaiian         Mele Kalikimaka
Hindi         Bada Din Mubarak Ho
Icelandic         Gledileg Jol
Irish                 Nollaig Shona Dhuit
Italian         Buon Natale or Buone Feste Natalizie
Japanese         Shinnen omedeto. Kurisumasu Omedeto
Korean         Sung Tan Chuk Ha
Latin          Natale hilare
Lithuanian         Linksmu Kaledu
Maori         Meri Kirihimete
Norwegian         God Jul
Polish         Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia
Portuguese Feliz Natal
Russian      Srozhdestovm Kristovim
Spanish      Feliz Navidad
Swahili         Kuwa na Krismasi njema
Tagalog         Maligayang Pasko
Thai           Suksun Wan Christmas
Vietnamese Chuc Mung Giang Sinh
Welsh          Nadolig Llawen

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Ornament Tutorial

Reindeer Ornament





Materials:
clear glass ornament
Pledge Floor Care 
brown glitter
black paint
red button
hot glue
22 gauge brown wire
ribbon


Glittering the Ornament
Remove the top of the ornament. Glitter the inside of the ornament with Pledge Floor Care and brown glitter. Squirt Pledge Floor Care into the inside of a glass ornament and make sure the entire inside is coated. Drain liquid and add glitter while turn ornament. Coat the inside with glitter and empty excess glitter. 


The Eyes & Nose
Using black paint, paint two eyeballs about 1/3 of the way from the top. Use hot glue to glue a red button 2/3 of the way down from the top. 


The Antlers
Using Brown 22 gauge wire, cut one 9" piece and two 5" pieces. Wrap the long piece around your finger and over under the wire once and make sure both sides are even. Using one piece of the short wire, fold it in half and twist and intertwine it with the long piece. Repeat on the other side using the other piece of short wire. Roll the wire into a curled shape and adjust to your preference. 


Finishing Your Reindeer
When paint is dry, replace the top of the ornament and place the area of wire you had around your finger around the neck of the ball and tighten. Use a dot of hot glue to secure. Tie a bow from your favorite ribbon and attach with hot glue.

http://ohchristmastreecrafts.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Christmas Orny Trees tutorial

Tutorial Found HERE

Christmas Orny Tutorial

Tutorial found here


Materials:
1 x 65mm Polystyrene Ball (per ornament)
1 x 8" square of fabric (per ornament)
Pins
Twine

Instructions:
- Tear 8 even strips of fabric
- Place 2 strips of fabric together at right angles
- Continue to add strips of fabric (as shown)
- Place Polystyrene Ball in the center of the fabric strips
- Wrap the fabric strips around the polystyrene ball
- Fasten fabric in place, with a pin (and add a loop of twine under pin if hanging ornament)
- Enjoy :)

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Santa hat Chair Covers

Found hERE


Christmas Wish List Ornament Tutorial

Cute Ornament tutorial found HERE 
You will need the following materials and supplies:
  • Wooden spools
  • Red Paint –or whatever color you choose
  • Paint brush
  • thin ribbon
  • white card stock
  • rubber bands
  • hot glue
  • tipped black ink pen
Instructions:
First of all paint the spools red. cut out strips of card stock the same width as the inside of the spool and about 10 inches long. Use hot glue to glue one end of the card stock to the spool. Wrap it around, leaving a good size tail and secure it with another strip of hot glue and then with a rubber band.  After that write out the list in pencil and over it with marker. After you finish with the wish list just thread the thin ribbon through the middle of the spool and tie it together. Then take off the rubber band and enjoy your cool Christmas ornament.

Trees from books

  I found this top image on Facebook Christmas Book Trees. 
Found on tumblr
You can learn how to make this one on Instructables.
Found at MediaTinker
Found at JCULibraryNews
Found at BoingBoing
Found at Unconsumption
Found at  Eyenstyn
Found via Black Gate

 found it via Wil Wheaton’s tumblr  So Cute!