Orthodox Christmas Statement
United Conservative Party Leader Jason Kenney issued the following statement to mark the celebration of the Feast of the Nativity by Christians observing the Julian calendar:
“Blessed Christmas to Christians of the Eastern and Apostolic Churches celebrating Christmas on January 7th.
“The ancient churches of the East maintain beautiful rituals cultures, which are on magnificent display as they celebrate what Christians believe is the turning point of history: the Incarnation. The landscape of Alberta has long been dominated with onion-domed Byzantine Churches built by pioneers, and maintained by their decedents for generations. It is in churches like these, together with those of more recent immigrants from the Middle East, that the beautiful mystery of the Christmas story will be told anew across Alberta on January 7th.
“As Leader of the United Conservative Party I offer my warmest and most sincere wishes to Eastern Christians during their Christmas celebration and throughout this new year”