Mon. Jun 21st, 2021

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What is Orthodox Easter?

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Easter is the most important and sacred time of the Orthodox Church calendar. Orthodox Easter is a bunch of celebrations of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Eastern Orthodox Easter:

Eastern Orthodox Christianity beginning with spiritual preparations with Great Lent. This is a period of self-examination and fasting for 40 days, which starts on Clean Monday and culminates in Lazarus Saturday.

Why is Orthodox Easter on a different day?

Orthodox churches use the Julian calendar date for Easter. The Orthodox Easter period usually occurs later than the Easter period that falls around the time of the March equinox.

Orthodox Easter Dates:

Each year Orthodox Easter falls on a different day. Eastern Orthodox churches celebrate their Easters on a different day than Western Orthodox Easter. This year The day will fall on April 28th.

Why are the Easter eggs red?

In Orthodox Easter eggs represent life. Christians used to use the eggs to symbolize the resurrection of Jesus Christ and regeneration of believers. On Easter, they dye the eggs red to represent the blood of Jesus that was shed on the cross for the redemption of men.

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