I am curious about the subject of Christmas trees amongst the Orthodox in the Old Country. I know that the Christmas tree originated in Germany. My question is, has it been embraced by Orthodox in the Old Country? I've never been to Greece or Eastern Europe, so I have no first hand experience of this. In town here in the USA, the Greek Orthodox church puts up a huge Christmas tree in the church itself. The OCA parish puts up a little greenery and flowers, but no tree. I have seen pictures of Christmas trees in Russia, some in Orthodox churches. I just wonder how widespread this is. What about the Asian part of Russia? Siberia, the area near Alaska and China? Have Christmas trees made it in there? Or are they only in European Russia, in areas where Germans settled? Ditto for Greece and the Levant.