yes, there is a leap year this year in both the gregorian and coptic calendars, but the leap year's extra days are in september (coptic) and february (gregorian), so during the months in between we are out of synch.
so we celebrated on the old julian calendar saturday 7th jan (and friday evening as well!) and then we celebrated today on 29th kiahk, which usually falls on 7th jan, but this year is on 8th jan.
we have had Christmas continually all weekend!
and i went to a priestly ordination today for the first time, which was a big blessing.
gotta go now and get some sleep; have found out it is actually possible to celebrate so much i am sleeeeeeepy...
edit: david i, is that icon copyright? can u send me details if it is, coz i just copied it