Photos from Orthodox Christian Lenten, Holy Week & Paschal Celebrations Worldwide – 2017

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Orthodox Christians in Jerusalem and Gaza mark Good Friday

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11/4/15 Orthodox Christians in Jerusalem walk along the Via Dolorosa while Palestinians attend mass to commemorate Good Friday. Along the route of the Via Dolorosa, there are 14 'stations of the Cross'. The first is where Jesus is believed to have been condemned to death and the last is where he is believed to be buried. Source:

Top 10 Passover and Easter Holy Land Experiences

The Orthodox Holy Fire Ceremony

March 2015 Tourist arrivals to Israel and the Palestinian Territories has declined significantly since the spring of 2014, nevertheless the Holy Land continues to be an extremely safe travel destinations with an abundance of fascinating historical and religious sites as well as offering diverse cultural experiences. With the holidays of Easter and Passover right around the ...

Indian Orthodox Malankara Church observes ‘Cyber Fast’ on Good Friday

Malankara Orthodox Church observes ‘Cyber Fast’ on Good Friday

3/3/15 The Ministry of Human Empowerment, of the Malankara Orthodox Church launched this year’s project ‘NERVAZHY’ for providing a balanced media literacy to modern families. Under this project the Ministry initiates to observe April 3, 2015(Good Friday) as ‘Cyber Fast Day’. Just as we abstain from delicious food and avoid all non-veg items during the lent, we need to abstain from ...

Orthodox worshippers flock to Famagusta

23/4/14 Thousands of Greek Cypriots, most refugees, flocked to the Ayios Giorgos Exorinos church in Famagusta where they attended a Good Friday service at their historical place of worship for the first time in decades. The service, the first since 1957 at the church in the medieval town, should send a message of hope and reunification, said ...

In Damascus, Christians briefly ignore war for Easter

April 2014 DAMASCUS - The sound of battles echoes from the outskirts of the capital as Christians in Damascus celebrated the Easter weekend, briefly ignoring the conflict for the yearly ritual. At the gates of Saint George Syrian Orthodox Church – just a few minutes walk from a school where a mortar attack killed several children and ...

The Homily of Patriarch John X on the Good Friday at the Church of the Holy Cross in Damascus

19/4/14 “Mourn not for me, O mother, in the day of my passions. For this day I have came down from heaven like manna Not upon mount Sinai, but in thy womb,  As King David prophesied. For I am the “Overshadowed Mountain”, The Word Who wast made flesh from thee. In this flesh I must suffer, through it I shall save. So, do not cry, O mother. But rather shout: Suffer ...

Orthodox Bulgarians Mark Solemnly Crucifixion Friday

13/4/2012 Bulgarian Christians mark Good Friday, the day that commemorates the death of Jesus Christ by crucifixion. Good Friday, also called Holy Friday, Black Friday, Great Friday, is a holiday observed primarily by adherents to Christianity commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. The holiday is observed during Holy Week as ...

Jerusalem Readies itself for Easter

Good Friday procession in Jerusalem; photo courtesy Travelujah

28/3/2012 Visit Travelujah website for all Holy land tour solutions Christians visiting the Holy Land in the spring sometimes fail to appreciate the link between Passover and Easter: Jesus came to Jerusalem in April circa 34, making his triumphal entry on the Sunday of the last fateful week of his life, in order to offer a ...

Easter cancelled in Syria

By Richard Spencer, Middle East Correspondent 21/4/2011 Good Friday and other Easter processions and festivals have been cancelled across Syria as street unrest boils over into violence. The country's Christian population has been forced to abandon its usually colourful and exuberant commemorations because of the number of "martyrs" who have died and the "bad situation", a senior church ...