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Nativity of Christ
January 7th 2005
St. Innocent Cathedral Anchorage, Alaska

In Pictures

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Litya of the Feast

Poliely during Matins
"We magnify Thee O Christ the Giver of Life"

Bishop NIKOLAI censes during the Magnification

The anointing during the Canon

The clergy receive the Holy Eucharist

"I will bless the Lord at all times, His praise shall be continually be in my mouth!"
The faithful receive His Grace's blessing and an icon of the Nativity.

The starring begins at the Alaska Native Medical Center each year, Bishop NIKOLAI is interviewed by a local television station for the evening news.
His Grace speaks about the Nativity and the tradition of starring.
Dr. Ted Mala introduces the program for the afternoon.
The stars are twirled while the people sing.

The starring continues across the street at the main hospital.

Starring brings the Feast of the Nativity to those who are infirm and unable to attend the services.

"Glory to God in the Highest and on earth peace!"
Apostikha of the Feast
His Grace anoints Hieromonk Isidore,
Dean of St. Innocent Cathedral

His Grace reads Metropolitan Herman's Nativity
address to the faithful.
The blessing following the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy

The festal icon of the Nativity of Christ

Bishop NIKOLAI speaks with Dr. Ted Mala, Director of the SCF Primary Care Facility and Natural Healing Department

The starring goes through every floor in the hospital, even the ICU ward.
The starring in the hospital concludes in the main lobby.


Published with the blessing of
His Grace The Right Reverend NIKOLAI, Bishop of Sitka, Anchorage & Alaska
2005 Russian Orthodox Diocese of Alaska

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