Patriarch of Moscow and All-Russia Kirill in his appeal for peace reminded all during his Easter greetings, that the Ukrainian Orthodox Church continues to be under the auspices of the Moscow Patriarchy. So, traditional shared roots between Ukraine and Russia run deep indeed, now more than ever. Христос Воскресе! Patty Edwards, Moscow-Washington
Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill led an Easter liturgy at Moscow’s main church – the Cathedral of Christ the Savior.
Pope Francis urged the international community to "prevent violence" in Ukraine in his Easter Sunday message after a deadly shootout in Slavyansk.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Easter Sunday visited the ancient Christian town of Maalula, which his troops recently recaptured from rebels, state television said.
Orthodox Christians in Russia are celebrating Easter! A remarkable holiday, filled to the brim with a radiant joy and dazzling beauty…
The sound of battles echoes from the outskirts of the capital as Christians in Damascus celebrated the Easter weekend, briefly ignoring the conflict for the yearly ritual.
Israeli police refused to let the UN's peace envoy to the Middle East, other diplomats and a crowd of Palestinians pass through a barricade to attend a pre-Easter ritual in the Jerusalem church that Christians revere as the burial site of Jesus, the UN official said on Saturday.
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin greeted all Orthodox believers and all people in Russia, celebrating Easter. "The Easter festivities fill hearts of millions of people with love and joy, inspire for good deeds, serve promoting the eternal values and moral guidelines as caring for people, mercy and compassion in the society."
More than 7,000 people attended the Easter service at the Moscow Cathedral of Christ the Saviour on Saturday.
Bell chimes… joyous bell chimes pealing out across the vast expanse of the Russian land… Rejoicing in the glorious Feast of Easter, celebrated by Orthodox Christians.
The Russian plane carrying a secure lamp with the Holy Fire from Jerusalem landed in Moscow about an hour before sunday midnight, Itar-Tass reports.
This year, the entire Christian world is celebrating Easter on the same day – April 20. The head of the Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill has congratulated Christians all over the world with this cheerful holiday.
A Russian plane carrying a secure lamp with the Holy Fire has left Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport and headed to Moscow. The Holy Fire will be brought to Moscow and dozens of other Russian cities and Orthodox churches abroad by a delegation of Russia’s St. Andrew the First-Called Foundation headed by Russian Railways CEO Vladimir Yakunin.
Thousands of Christian pilgrims thronged the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem's Old City Saturday amid tight security to celebrate the Holy Fire ceremony on the eve of Easter. Believers hold that a divine fire from heaven ignites a flame in the church, built on the site where Christians say Jesus Christ was crucified, buried and resurrected.
The Holy Fire appeared on Saturday at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem while thousands of Orthodox Christian worshippers were waiting for the miracle to come.
On the eve of Easter, Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill prayed for Ukraine together with hundreds of parishioners of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior.
Thousands of Christian pilgrims gathered in Jerusalem waiting for a miracle of the Holy Fire on Saturday. The Holy Fire that is lit every year at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem on the day preceding Orthodox Easter is believed by Orthodox Christians to be a miracle.
Pope Francis attended an emotional night of prayers for hot-button social issues including domestic abuse, prison overcrowding and unemployment to mark the Good Friday before Easter.
Welcome to Easter Russia! It has its own remarkable, truly radiant aspect. Bell chimes can be heard rolling all across our country embellishing everything - towns, fields, meadows, woods… The very air itself wears its ornate design.