04 April 2010, Sunday, 12:37

Today is the Easter

author: Eugene Rakhimkulov

Christians of the whole world are celebrating the Easter today and it is remarkable that on this year the Christian Easter coincides with the Catholic and the Lutheran Easter.

The Easter along with the Christmas is considered one of two most important Christian holidays and resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day after the execution symbolizes the victory of life over death.

Every year the Easter falls on different dates but necessarily on Saturdays. All feasts, concerned with the Easter in calendar – the Palm Saturday, the Ascension Day and the Trinity — also change their dates and considered movable or transient feasts. The Easter services, read in the Christian churches today, started at midnight from Saturday to Sunday.

themes: religion