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Orthodox church celebrates Synaxis of the Mother of God

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On 26 December, the Orthodox Church marks the Second Day of Nativity of Christ or the Synaxis of the Mother of God with solemn services. The holiday is in honor of the Virgin Mary as chosen to give birth to the Savior of the world. Today, the church also pays honor to St. Joseph the Betrothed. The Virgin Mary and the infant Jesus were mysteriously entrusted to his care. That is why the day is also celebrated as Father's Day.

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