Above is a Pontifical Divine Liturgy for Christmas celebrated in the snow
a few years back. The devotion of the faithful in inspiring. Then again
the Ukrainian Catholics were baptized by fire during the Cold War
and have largely continued in that zeal. The political circumstances that forced
the Liturgy outside are explained in the opening of the video.
Having heard a lot of Ukrainian since moving to Texas, I must say that what is
sung here sounds a bit different. Could is be Slavonic, the mother tongue of
Ukrainian and Russian? Any experts in Salvic languages out there?