Orthodox celebrate Christmas in shadow of conflict


              Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill delivers a Christmas service in the Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Jan. 6, 2023. Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas on Jan. 7, in accordance with the Julian calendar. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool)
            
              Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill delivers a Christmas service in the Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Jan. 6, 2023, with an officer of the Federal Security Service in the foreground. Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas on Jan. 7, in accordance with the Julian calendar. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool)
            
              Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill delivers a Christmas service in the Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Jan. 6, 2023. Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas on Jan. 7, in accordance with the Julian calendar. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool)
            
              Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill, right, walks during a Christmas service in the Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Jan. 6, 2023. Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas on Jan. 7, in accordance with the Julian calendar. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool)
            
              Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill delivers a Christmas service in the Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Jan. 6, 2023. Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas on Jan. 7, in accordance with the Julian calendar. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool)
            
              Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill delivers a Christmas service in the Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Jan. 6, 2023. Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas on Jan. 7, in accordance with the Julian calendar. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool)
            
              Orthodox believers light candles during a Christmas service in a church in Zhidkovichi, Gomel region, Belarus, Friday, Jan. 6, 2023. Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas on Jan. 7, in accordance with the Julian calendar. (AP Photo)
            
              Children look at a Christmas crib near a church during Orthodox Christmas celebrations in Zhidkovichi, Gomel region, Belarus, Friday, Jan. 6, 2023. Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas on Jan. 7, in accordance with the Julian calendar. (AP Photo)
            
              Orthodox believers attend a Christmas service in a church in Zhidkovichi, Gomel region, Belarus, Friday, Jan. 6, 2023. Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas on Jan. 7, in accordance with the Julian calendar. (AP Photo)
Orthodox celebrate Christmas in shadow of conflict