|On 7 December 2010, the Post Office of Moldova (Poșta Moldovei) issued a series of postage stamps with the title Christmas 2010 and New Year. The issue comprises two stamps (one on a souvenir sheet), with associated cancellation (postmark) and first day cover (FDC). The designer was Vitaliu Pogolşa. The printing was performed by Tipografia Centrală, Chişinău.|
ABOUT THE THEME
Christmas (Old English: Crīstesmæsse, meaning 'Christ's Mass') is an annual commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ and a widely observed cultural holiday, celebrated generally on December 25 by millions of people around the world. A feast central to the Christian liturgical year, it closes the Advent season and initiates the twelve days of Christmastide, which ends after the twelfth night. Christmas is a civil holiday in many of the world's nations, is celebrated by an increasing number of non-Christians, and is an integral part of the Christmas and holiday season. Read more..
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Angel Bringing Present to a Child
Nativity Cathedral, Chișinău
The Cathedral of Christ's Nativity (Romanian: Catedrala Mitropolitană Nașterea Domnului) is the main cathedral of the Moldovan Orthodox Church in Central Chișinău, Moldova. It was commissioned by the governor of New Russia, Prince Mikhail Semyonovich Vorontsov, and Metropolitan Gavril Bănulescu-Bodoni in 1830. The cathedral was built in the 1830s to a Neoclassical design by Abram Melnikov (who had designed a similar church in Bolhrad). The cathedral was bombed during the World War II, and its bell tower was destroyed by the local Communists in 1962. The new bell tower was constructed in 1997. The restoration of the interiors is apparently still under way. Read more..This article uses material from the Wikipedia article 'Nativity_Cathedral,_Chi%C8%99in%C4%83u', which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.
FIRST DAY COVERS (FDC) AND CANCELLATIONS (POSTMARKS)