Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Blessed Holy Week and Pascha

This week Christians in the Eastern Catholic and Orthodox Church are celebrating Holy Week and Pascha (Easter). Sometimes the dates of Pascha coincide or sometimes they are a week or two off, but in 2013 they are almost five weeks different; Western Easter will be March 31 and Orthodox Easter will be May 5!

Interestingly some Orthodox Churches like those in Finland and in Armenia celebrate Easter on the Western calendar, a historical anomaly of sorts.