Orthodox celebrate Christmas in shadow of conflict


              A Ukrainian couple embrace on an ice skating rink during the Orthodox Christmas Eve in Kyiv, Ukraine, Friday, Jan. 6, 2023. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday ordered Moscow's armed forces to observe a 36-hour cease-fire in Ukraine this weekend for the Russian Orthodox Christmas holiday, but Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy questioned the Kremlin's intentions. (AP Photo/Roman Hrytsyna)
            
              A woman begs for alms near the Kazansky Cathedral with projected Orthodox icon Virgin of Kazan during the Orthodox Christmas celebrations in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, Jan. 6, 2023. Russian Orthodox believers celebrate Christmas in accordance to the Julian calendar on Jan. 7. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
            A Ukrainian man serves hot mulled wine during the Orthodox Christmas Eve in Kyiv, Ukraine, Friday, Jan. 6, 2023. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday ordered Moscow's armed forces to observe a 36-hour cease-fire in Ukraine this weekend for the Russian Orthodox Christmas holiday, but Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy questioned the Kremlin's intentions. (AP Photo/Roman Hrytsyna)
Orthodox celebrate Christmas in shadow of conflict