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Doing Holy Week at Home During COVID-19
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Doing Holy Week at Home During COVID-19

by Gregory Tucker | Ελληνικά Many Christians around the world have come to realise over the last few weeks that this year’s Holy Week and Pascha will be somewhat unlike any that they have previously experienced, on account of the current viral pandemic. Very many churches are now closed, with services cancelled or in-person participation…

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Some Common Misperceptions about the Date of Pascha/Easter
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Some Common Misperceptions about the Date of Pascha/Easter

by John Fotopoulos   |  български  |  ქართული  |  Ελληνικά   |  Română  |  ру́сский  |  Српски This essay was originally published in 2017. It has been updated for 2021. A common misperception among Orthodox Christians is that Orthodox Easter (i.e. Pascha) often occurs so much later than Western Christian Easter because the Orthodox Church abides by…

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Some Common Misperceptions about the Date of Pascha/Easter
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Some Common Misperceptions about the Date of Pascha/Easter

by John Fotopoulos There is a common misperception among Orthodox Christians that the reason why Orthodox Easter (i.e. Pascha) often occurs so much later than Western Christian Easter is because the Orthodox Church abides by the rules for calculating the date of Pascha issued by the 1st Ecumenical Council at Nicaea in 325 AD and […]

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