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Greek Orthodox Easter 1950 fell on April 9 in the Julian calendar.

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What is orthodox Easter?

Orthodox Easter is the date when Eastern Orthodox Christians throughout the world celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. This year, Orthodox Easter is on 27 April 2008, according to the Julian Calendar. The Western Christians (Catholics and Protestants) now use the Gregorian Calendar to calculate their Easter. Orthodox Easter is also known as 'Pascha' in Greek, and has continued to be celebrated in the same way by Orthodox Christians for over 2,000 years.


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What religion celebrates Easter Sunday on Sunday May 5 2013?

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When it will be Easter in Romania this year?

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When was Greek orthodox Easter in 1939?

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What is the difference between Greek Orthodox Easter and Roman Catholic Easter?

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Why is orthodox Easter different?

In Greek Orthodox Churches, a tomb is often put in the centre of the Church for the Good Friday Service. People proceed to the service like they going to a funeral. A Service is held on the Easter Saturday evening, just before Midnight. Priests give out candles to people in the Church and they are lit at Midnight. Fireworks are also sometimes used to signal that Easter Day has started. On Easter morning, a soup made of Lambs stomach is sometimes eaten for breakfast! The rest of the lamb is roasted and eaten for the main meal. A traditional Greek Easter cake is made with Oranges and Almonds in it. It is eaten with a spicy orange sauce poured over it.


Why does the Romanian Orthodox Church celebrate Christmas on December 25 instead of Jan 7 like most other Christian Orthodox churches?

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What kind of orthodox church is in Romania Greek or Russian?

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