Orthodox Easter

Dining with the Dead: Georgian families’ graveyard feasts

May 14, 2013 News

13/5/13 In many Western countries graveyards are seen as sinister or even frightening but not so in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia. As with other eastern Orthodox countries, it is common for Georgians to honour their deceased relatives by taking food and wine to cemeteries, and having feasts beside the graves. Although practised thoughout […]

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P.A. Slams Israeli Attack On Worshipers Marking Eastern Orthodox Easter

May 8, 2013 Featured News

7/5/13 The Palestinian Foreign Ministry issued a statement strongly denouncing the Israeli military and police attacks against Palestinian Christians, diplomats, priests and visitors, celebrating the eastern Holy Fire Saturday, before Easter this past Saturday. The Ministry said that Israeli soldiers and policemen verbally and physically attacked dozens of worshipers and families, and prevented them from […]

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Bartholomew leads Orthodox Easter celebration on Gokceada

May 6, 2013 Featured News

6/5/13 Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I on Sunday joined the Orthodox celebration of Easter, one of the main holidays in the Christian world, for the first time on the island of Gökçeada (Imbros), where the patriarch was born and raised. Bartholomew, spiritual leader of about 300 million Orthodox Christians around the world, led the service at […]

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Jerusalem’s dwindling Christians celebrate the Holy Fire on Orthodox Easter

May 6, 2013 Featured News

5/5/13 The annual rite at the 1500-year-old Church of the Holy Sepulcher attracted fewer local faithful as Christians across the region are caught up in various conflicts. This is the sixth in a series of posts about dwindling Christian communities in the Middle East. JERUSALEM — A procession of Armenian Orthodox Christians wound from their quarter […]

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Aleppo bishop: Christians pained and worried by the fate of kidnapped prelates

May 4, 2013 News

05/03/2013 The fate of Mgrs Yohanna Ibrahim and Boulos Yaziji remains unknown since they were abducted on 22 April, and still presumed to be in the hands of their kidnappers. People are praying so that “they will come back to their communities in the next few days to celebrate Orthodox Easter,” said Archbishop Jeanbart. Aleppo […]

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Orthodox Easter celebrated Sunday

May 3, 2013 News

  Jeremy Sellew - 3/5/13 Orthodox Christians around the Mon Valley will be celebrating their holiest of holidays this weekend. Sunday marks the Easter holiday on the Julian calendar. “The Orthodox use the Julian calendar, while other religions use the Gregorian calendar,” said the Rev. Fred Pfeil, pastor of Monessen’s St. Michael Orthodox Church. “It is […]

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Easter on May 5? Orthodox Christians celebrate in accordance to Julian calendar

May 1, 2013 Featured News

By Jill Clair Gentry / Baldwin People editorpeople@gulfcoastnewspapers.com 1/5/13 Most Christians around the world celebrated Easter March 31 this year, but Orthodox Christians will celebrate the resurrection of Christ May 5. Orthodox Easter traditions also differ from other branches of the church, and Father Paul Mayernick of St. Athanasios Orthodox Mission Church in Gulf Shores […]

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Norfolk churches celebrate Orthodox Easter

April 29, 2013 News

29/4/13 Orthodox churches in Norwich and Kings Lynn are offering a warm invitation to come and celebrate Easter with them over the weekend of May 4-5. The Romanian Orthodox Church in Norwich (pictured right) and the British Orthodox Church, theChurch of St Mary and St Felix in Babingley on the Sandringham Estate are offering an invitation to join them for their upcoming Easter Celebrations next weekend. […]

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Orthodox Easter: ‘Christ is risen!’

April 6, 2013 Featured News

Rev. Michael Shanbour, Contributing reader 5/4/13 “Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and upon those in the tombs bestowing life!” This simple, ancient Christian hymn is sung over and over by Orthodox Christians late into the early morning hours each year on Orthodox Christian Easter or “Pascha.” On that night, […]

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Greek Easter goes on, despite priest shortage

April 17, 2012 News

By Charlotte King Australia 16/4/2012 Hundreds of thousands of Greek Australians attended church services over the weekend to mark Orthodox Easter, but a growing shortage of priests is leaving some congregations without a Minister. Mildura has one Greek Orthodox Church – a stark white building that stands high above the neighbouring houses along the town’s […]

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Outremont church finds band-aid solution to ban on processions

April 14, 2012 News
The St. Nicholas church has come up with a way around Outremont's band on parades and processions.(CTV Montreal)

ctvmontreal.ca 13/4/2012 MONTREAL — An Outremont church has come up with a way to celebrate Orthodox Easter Sunday despite the borough’s recent ban on parades and procession. With Orthodox Easter Sunday quickly approaching, preparations were in full swing Friday at St. Nicholas Russian Cathedral in Outremont. But this year’s midnight procession, an annual tradition dating […]

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Changing Frescos At Macedonia Orthodox Church Mystify Christian Worshippers

April 10, 2012 Featured News

10/4/2012 AP Saint Dimitrija: Changing Frescos At Macedonia Orthodox Church Mystify Christian Worshippers SKOPJE, Macedonia — Thousands of Orthodox Christian worshippers from across Macedonia are lining up to visit a church where a cleric says frescoes of saints have begun to appear brighter in color without any obvious explanation. Father Zoran of Saint Dimitrija church […]

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Jerusalem Readies itself for Easter

March 28, 2012 Featured News
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 […]

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Orthodox Easter Schedules and Timings in Holy Land – 2012

March 21, 2012 Featured News

21/3/2012 For additional information on group Holy Land tour reservations and pilgrimages please contact Travelujah here: Roman Catholic and Anglican Easter Schedules here: Easter 2012 in the Holy Land will be quite special this year as once again Easter and Passover will coincide. Erev Passover begins at sundown on Good Friday (April 6) and continues […]

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Orthodox Paschal Celebrations 2011- Worldwide Snaps

April 24, 2011 Featured News

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