A woman lights a candle prior to a Divine Liturgy marking the feast of the Nativity at Holy Family Ukrainian Catholic Church in Lindenhurst  Jan. 7. In addition to celebrating Christmas Dec. 25, Holy Family Parish also marks the feast Jan. 7 to accommodate those immigrants who wish to continue the faith traditions of their homeland and follow the Julian calendar for feast days. (CNS photos/Gregory A. Shemitz)





At left, Irene Popovych directs the choir during the liturgy.  Below a boy receives a blessing following the Liturgy and a  woman is anointed with holy oil.