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After my death our beloved Church abroad will break three ways ... first the Greeks will leave us as they were never a part of us ... then those who live for this world and its glory will go to Moscow ... what will remain will be those souls faithful to Christ and His Church. ~St. Philaret of NY






Note on machine translations

Reader Daniel in Oregon

Note: Only the machine-translator uses, in its weird version of English,  the western semi-worldly  term, 'Christmas', as in Russian it is always, the standard and more soundly Orthodox term for this great Orthodox Christian feast: 'The Nativity of Christ'. 

So, every time the more secular word, 'Christmas' appears, in google/machine English translations from the Russia  texts, it actually should be, The Nativity of Christ, or simply, 'Nativity'. 

The mindless, soulless translator machine, does what it wants!