Christians of Eastern and Latin Rite Start Holy Week

18 April 2011, 12:19 | Religious holidays and traditions | 0 |   | Code for Blog |  | 

vosk.jpgOn Monday, April 18, Christians of the Eastern and Latin traditions started the Holy Week remembering the last days of the earthly life, sufferings and death of Jesus Christ on the Cross.

During the Holy Week, the believers observe the strictest fast and spend even more time attending church and praying than during Lent. This is the time to prepare for the main church feast, the Resurrection of Christ (Easter).

The Great Thursday, Friday and Saturday are considered especially important. On each of these days, in churches, passages from the Gospel about the suffering of Christ are read and special rituals and prayers are performed. 

On Great Thursday, the believers remember the instituting at the Last Super of the sacrament of the Eucharist (from the Greek “gratitude”).

Great Friday is the most sorrowful day of the ecclesial year, as it was on Friday when Jesus was crucified and died on the Cross to redeem the human sins. 

On the Great Saturday, according to the teaching of the church, the body of Christ “was in the tomb.” After the morning service, the believers get their Easter bread, eggs and other food blessed. In the evening, they gather in churches for a celebratory service to celebrate the Resurrection of Christ. This year, the Christians of the Eastern and Latin traditions celebrate Easter on April 24.?

 

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    • Zenia | 20 September 2019, 16:38

      пробачаюсь, для Александрії.))

    • Zenia | 20 September 2019, 16:37

      Котра вона буде за чергою - це вже не так важливо! Важливіше те, що проти Константинополя ця церква теж не піде, бо та "велика" росія для Антіохії що є, що нема.)))

    • Zenia | 20 September 2019, 16:32

      А кто здесь врёт, кроме тебя, лживый москаль Мишка?))

    • enzian | 18 September 2019, 16:43

      Ніякий з тебе пророк, Мішка.

    • Paraeklezyarh | 18 September 2019, 16:37

      Котрою за чергою в признання автокефалії ПЦУ буде православна церква Александрії одному Богу відомо . Але факт співслужіння та євхаристії є.

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