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Happy Easter to my fellow Greeks: 5th of May

While many Christians celebrated Easter over a month ago as a result of differing calendar calculations, Orthodox Easter takes place much later this year, falling on May 5.

Thus, at midnight on Saturday, May 4, the night that our fourth-century predecessor on the Throne of Constantinople, St. Gregory Nazianzus, described as "brighter than any sunlit day," some 300 million Orthodox Christians will swarm churches to hear the words: "Come, receive the light!"

by Anonymousreply 705/05/2013

Christos Aneste!

Who knew the Greeks were also responsible for Cinco de Mayo! Es un milagro!

by Anonymousreply 105/05/2013

Paint your eggs red!

by Anonymousreply 205/05/2013

Is this an Ethiopian Greek thing, or a Greek American thing?

by Anonymousreply 305/05/2013

R3. It's Greek Easter. Has nothing to do with Ethiopia.

by Anonymousreply 405/05/2013

It's Orthodox Easter. The Eastern Christian churches calculate the date of Easter by a different method than the Western church.

by Anonymousreply 505/05/2013

There are Ethiopian Greeks?

I'm not sure what your referring to, but the red eggs and the celebration of Orthodox Easter are both Greek things, and are celebrated by Greek-Americans.

by Anonymousreply 605/05/2013

Y'all there are other Orthodox churches besides the Greek one: Russian, Coptic, and Ethiopian, among many others. Followers of all those churches are celebrating Easter today.

by Anonymousreply 705/05/2013
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