The Orthodox church follows the Julian calendar, and thus its Christmas falls two weeks later than the date celebrated by other Christians.
While that sets Orthodox Christians apart, Alaskan Orthodox worshippers have traditions that separate them even from their counterparts in Europe and Asia.
Foremost of these is the custom of starring, or Slaviq. Celebrants carry a large, colorful star from the church to the homes of those celebrating the holiday.
Accompanying the star are carolers who sing traditional Slavonic hymns.
On Saturday night in Kodiak, the star's first stop after leaving Holy Resurrection Orthodox Cathedral was the Alutiiq Museum, where almost 50 people gathered to sing and share conversation.
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