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Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas in Azerbaijan
- sarahbrowngb, CNN iReport producer
In the central Temple of Myrrhbearers the festive liturgy was performed by Bishop Alexander of Baku and Caspian.
The ceremony was attended by the Russian Ambassador to Azerbaijan Vladimir Dorokhin.
Among the participants of the ceremony were mostly Russian citizens who are orthodox in Azerbaijan, people from neighboring countries, as well as a small number of ethnic Azerbaijanis, who converted to Orthodoxy.