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Millions prepare for Orthodox Easter celebrations
04-16-2009, 06:25 AM
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Millions prepare for Orthodox Easter celebrations
Millions prepare for Orthodox Easter celebrations

By staff writers
16 Apr 2009


While Protestant, Anglican and Catholic Christians have just finished celebrating Easter and are looking towards Pentecost, for some the season is still heading towards its conclusion.

More than 250 million Orthodox Christians worldwide will celebrate Easter (Pascha) 2009 on Sunday 19 April. Huge numbers are expected for the remaining Holy Week services and in preparation for what is known as "the Feast of Feasts", marking the resurrection of Christ.

The Orthodox date for Easter is based on a decree of the Ecumenical Council of Nicaea, in Asia Minor, held in 325 A.D. According to this decree, Easter must be celebrated on the Sunday following the first full moon of the vernal equinox, but always after the Hebrew Passover to maintain the Biblical sequence of events of the crucifixion and the resurrection.

Orthodox Christian churches have adhered strictly to this formula and have resisted attempts to agree a common date on the Gregorian calendar.

Centuries-old religious services which recall the passion, crucifixion and resurrection of Christ are conducted each morning and evening throughout this Holy Week in Orthodox Christian Churches, including Greek, Russian, Romanian, Antiochian, Bulgarian, Carpatho-Russian, Albanian, Serbian and Ukrainian.

On Easter Sunday, the Vespers of Agape (divine love) are celebrated with the Gospel being read in several languages to emphasize the universality of Christ’s teaching of love, justice and peace.





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02-24-2017, 11:45 AM
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RE: Millions prepare for Orthodox Easter celebrations
(04-16-2009 06:25 AM)monk209 Wrote:  Millions prepare for Orthodox Easter celebrations

By staff writers
16 Apr 2009


While Protestant, Anglican and Catholic Christians have just finished celebrating Easter and are looking towards Pentecost, for some the season is still heading towards its conclusion.

More than 250 million Orthodox Christians worldwide will celebrate Easter (Pascha) 2009 on Sunday 19 April. Huge numbers are expected for the remaining Holy Week services and in preparation for what is known as "the Feast of Feasts", marking the resurrection of Christ.

The Orthodox date for Easter is based on a decree of the Ecumenical Council of Nicaea, in Asia Minor, held in 325 A.D. According to this decree, Easter must be celebrated on the Sunday following the first full moon of the vernal equinox, but always after the Hebrew Passover to maintain the Biblical sequence of events of the crucifixion and the resurrection.

Orthodox Christian churches have adhered strictly to this formula and have resisted attempts to agree a common date on the Gregorian calendar.

Centuries-old religious services which recall the passion, crucifixion and resurrection of Christ are conducted each morning and evening throughout this Holy Week in Orthodox Christian Churches, including Greek, Russian, Romanian, Antiochian, Bulgarian, Carpatho-Russian, Albanian, Serbian and Ukrainian.

On Easter Sunday, the Vespers of Agape (divine love) are celebrated with the Gospel being read in several languages to emphasize the universality of Christ’s teaching of love, justice and peace.





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This Easter, ALL Christians will be celebrating together, as opposed to Western Christians celebrating first, & then the Eastern Christians a week later.
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02-24-2017, 01:16 PM
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RE: Millions prepare for Orthodox Easter celebrations
(02-24-2017 11:45 AM)clusium Wrote:  
(04-16-2009 06:25 AM)monk209 Wrote:  Millions prepare for Orthodox Easter celebrations

By staff writers
16 Apr 2009


While Protestant, Anglican and Catholic Christians have just finished celebrating Easter and are looking towards Pentecost, for some the season is still heading towards its conclusion.

More than 250 million Orthodox Christians worldwide will celebrate Easter (Pascha) 2009 on Sunday 19 April. Huge numbers are expected for the remaining Holy Week services and in preparation for what is known as "the Feast of Feasts", marking the resurrection of Christ.

The Orthodox date for Easter is based on a decree of the Ecumenical Council of Nicaea, in Asia Minor, held in 325 A.D. According to this decree, Easter must be celebrated on the Sunday following the first full moon of the vernal equinox, but always after the Hebrew Passover to maintain the Biblical sequence of events of the crucifixion and the resurrection.

Orthodox Christian churches have adhered strictly to this formula and have resisted attempts to agree a common date on the Gregorian calendar.

Centuries-old religious services which recall the passion, crucifixion and resurrection of Christ are conducted each morning and evening throughout this Holy Week in Orthodox Christian Churches, including Greek, Russian, Romanian, Antiochian, Bulgarian, Carpatho-Russian, Albanian, Serbian and Ukrainian.

On Easter Sunday, the Vespers of Agape (divine love) are celebrated with the Gospel being read in several languages to emphasize the universality of Christ’s teaching of love, justice and peace.





http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/9246

This Easter, ALL Christians will be celebrating together, as opposed to Western Christians celebrating first, & then the Eastern Christians a week later.

Since this article (and the post) is from 2009, it might be outdated Big Grin

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02-25-2017, 08:57 AM
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RE: Millions prepare for Orthodox Easter celebrations
(02-24-2017 01:16 PM)Herminator Wrote:  
(02-24-2017 11:45 AM)clusium Wrote:  
(04-16-2009 06:25 AM)monk209 Wrote:  Millions prepare for Orthodox Easter celebrations

By staff writers
16 Apr 2009


While Protestant, Anglican and Catholic Christians have just finished celebrating Easter and are looking towards Pentecost, for some the season is still heading towards its conclusion.

More than 250 million Orthodox Christians worldwide will celebrate Easter (Pascha) 2009 on Sunday 19 April. Huge numbers are expected for the remaining Holy Week services and in preparation for what is known as "the Feast of Feasts", marking the resurrection of Christ.

The Orthodox date for Easter is based on a decree of the Ecumenical Council of Nicaea, in Asia Minor, held in 325 A.D. According to this decree, Easter must be celebrated on the Sunday following the first full moon of the vernal equinox, but always after the Hebrew Passover to maintain the Biblical sequence of events of the crucifixion and the resurrection.

Orthodox Christian churches have adhered strictly to this formula and have resisted attempts to agree a common date on the Gregorian calendar.

Centuries-old religious services which recall the passion, crucifixion and resurrection of Christ are conducted each morning and evening throughout this Holy Week in Orthodox Christian Churches, including Greek, Russian, Romanian, Antiochian, Bulgarian, Carpatho-Russian, Albanian, Serbian and Ukrainian.

On Easter Sunday, the Vespers of Agape (divine love) are celebrated with the Gospel being read in several languages to emphasize the universality of Christ’s teaching of love, justice and peace.





http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/9246

This Easter, ALL Christians will be celebrating together, as opposed to Western Christians celebrating first, & then the Eastern Christians a week later.

Since this article (and the post) is from 2009, it might be outdated Big Grin

I realize it is an old article, but, since it was around, I decided to respond to it.
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02-25-2017, 04:38 PM
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RE: Millions prepare for Orthodox Easter celebrations
(02-25-2017 08:57 AM)clusium Wrote:  
(02-24-2017 01:16 PM)Herminator Wrote:  Since this article (and the post) is from 2009, it might be outdated

I realize it is an old article, but, since it was around, I decided to respond to it.

It has been around for 8 years - and all relevant numbers have likely changed Wink

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