I suppose it's much different than Western EO Christmas... I'm just curious if there are any culturally unique aspects to Nativity
This is interesting. Maybe things are closer than you might think and the gifts would be the same?
The article claims that the Chalcedonian Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem begins Nativity celebrations in Jerusalem's Coptic churches. Does this sound right?
Following the procession Wednesday, Theophilos began Christmas ceremonies for Greek, Syrian and Coptic churches, leading prayers at the ancient Church of the Nativity.http://www.christianpost.com/article/20100106/orthodox-christmas-begins-amid-protests-in-bethlehem/