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    • Easter Celebration in Russia and Around the World
    • Easter Celebration in Russia and Around the World
    • Easter Celebration in Russia and Around the World
    • Easter Celebration in Russia and Around the World
    • Easter Celebration in Russia and Around the World
    • Easter Celebration in Russia and Around the World
    • Easter Celebration in Russia and Around the World
    • Easter Celebration in Russia and Around the World
    • Easter Celebration in Russia and Around the World
    • Easter Celebration in Russia and Around the World
    • Easter Celebration in Russia and Around the World
    • Easter Celebration in Russia and Around the World
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    An Easter service at the Cathedral of the Holy Face of Christ the Savior in Sochi, Russia.

    Despite calendars which often dictate different dates for major Christian holidays, in 2017, Eastern Orthodox believers celebrated Easter on the same day as Roman Catholics and Protestants, on April 16. This is how the day commemorating Jesus Christ’s resurrection was observed in different parts of the world.

    In Eastern Christianity, Easter is commonly known as Pascha, a transliteration of the Hebrew "Pesach" which means "Passover." As in Catholicism and some Protestant churches, Orthodox Easter is preceded by a 40-day period of fasting and reflection known as Lent.

    The Easter Vigil in Eastern Orthodoxy especially solemn: it is the first official celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus. The Holy Fire, a symbol of light and renewal, appears in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Israeli city of Jerusalem and is spread by worshippers around the world. Starting from Easter Eve, Christians greet each other for forty days with the words: "Christ is risen!" Others respond, "Truly, He is risen!"

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