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ivanovic
Dec 24th, 2005, 10:21 AM
Is anyone here orthodox - that would mostly be Serbs, Russians and Greeks :) come in here if you feel left out. lol

Well, in Australia I always do - our Xmas isnt till 7th January - and even when it does come around it feels like its not even here - we just go to church to light up a candle thats all.

When we first came here - I was mad with Xmas decorations our house was always covered in Xmas crap in and out every year - but eventually these last two years I've totally lost interest.

All my friends are celebrating Christmas tomorrow - and my isnt till like another 2 weeks and by the time it comes every1 had taken their lights and Christmas trees down and everything is back to normal - so therefore since I've migrated to Aus - I havent had a proper Christmas - or even received a christmas present - Orthodox people dont give out presents - but some do - I've never received anything(so sad).

If I ever have kid we will celebrate the "Australian" (cant call it Catholic) Christmas :) coz I dont want my girl (the future Wimbledon Champion) to be left out.
So right now we dont have a tree in the house and despite telling my friends a MILLION times that I dont celebrate this Christmas - that mine is on the 7th of january - they still keep asking me what I'm getting tomorrow - its so depressing. lol

Does anyone empathise with me. :)

Tenisci
Dec 24th, 2005, 10:33 AM
There will be some rituals in Fener, ISTANBUL by the Fener Greek Orthodox Church

ivanovic
Dec 24th, 2005, 10:41 AM
There will be some rituals in Fener, ISTANBUL by the Fener Greek Orthodox Church

what do you mean by 'rituals' is that an insult form a turk towards Greeks. hee just kiddin'
Yeah Orthodox Christmas are great if they are held in a country where Orthodox are a majority - omg there's so much food and music and they go on for days - but here in Oz it really dull.
But on the up side - we go crazy for New Years Eve - I'm spending it on a boat this year YAY. :)

Tenisci
Dec 24th, 2005, 12:15 PM
what do you mean by 'rituals' is that an insult form a turk towards Greeks. hee just kiddin'
Yeah Orthodox Christmas are great if they are held in a country where Orthodox are a majority - omg there's so much food and music and they go on for days - but here in Oz it really dull.
But on the up side - we go crazy for New Years Eve - I'm spending it on a boat this year YAY. :)

i meant there will be some events as usual :confused:

SloKid
Dec 24th, 2005, 12:26 PM
I thought about starting this thread myself.
I celebrate both. My dad is catholic, but my grandparents on mother's side are orthodox. So I kind of have best of both worlds...multiply everything by two, holidays, food and other stuff you can think of...:devil:

azdaja
Dec 24th, 2005, 02:30 PM
my parents are nominally orthodox, but we never really celebrate anything. i am an atheist and frankly i don't like christmas at all, good food or not. i wish i could just ignore it, but everyone spends their time with their families and all that jazz, so i can't.

Josh
Dec 24th, 2005, 02:45 PM
I thought Greeks celebrated Christmas on the 25th December as well?

isabel_aussie
Dec 24th, 2005, 03:54 PM
I thought about starting this thread myself.
I celebrate both. My dad is catholic, but my grandparents on mother's side are orthodox. So I kind of have best of both worlds...multiply everything by two, holidays, food and other stuff you can think of...:devil:
Yeah, I got a friend who's Mum is Serbian, her father Australian so we are all very jealous of her cuz she gets Christmas twice! (and I'm Catholic, so I celebrate TOMORROW! Hooray!)

elena_k
Dec 24th, 2005, 10:44 PM
I thought Greeks celebrated Christmas on the 25th December as well?
we do;)

Majeka
Dec 25th, 2005, 09:15 AM
I thought about starting this thread myself.
I celebrate both. My dad is catholic, but my grandparents on mother's side are orthodox. So I kind of have best of both worlds...multiply everything by two, holidays, food and other stuff you can think of...:devil:

Lookie, look. A post from the guy who called me a "material girl" yesterday when I told him that I wanted more gifts. :ras:

SloKid
Dec 25th, 2005, 09:38 AM
Lookie, look. A post from the guy who called me a "material girl" yesterday when I told him that I wanted more gifts. :ras:
Are there gifts mentioned anywhere in my post...We don't give each other gifts for either of the Christmases...:p

Majeka
Dec 25th, 2005, 09:40 AM
Are there gifts mentioned anywhere in my post...We don't give each other gifts for either of the Christmases...:p

But you were talking about food, holidays and so on. That makes you greedy too.

SloKid
Dec 25th, 2005, 09:42 AM
But you were talking about food, holidays and so on. That makes you greedy too.
Holidays make me greedy? It's not about the material stuff, it's about that nice feeling you get, when you get to spend time with you family :angel:

Majeka
Dec 25th, 2005, 09:43 AM
Holidays make me greedy? It's not about the material stuff, it's about that nice feeling you get, when you get to spend time with you family :angel:

Nicely said. Oh well, since it's xmas your greedyness may be forgiven. :devil: