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Orthodox Easter Traditions

Orthodox Easter Traditions

Orthodox Christians in Greece, Russia, Bulgaria, Ukraine, and other countries around the world are preparing to celebrate Orthodox Easter, or Pascha. Church services, decorating eggs, playing games and eating traditional foods are typical parts of the celebration. Orthodox Easter: The Date The Orthodox church uses the Julian calendar for determining Easter (compared to Western churches using the Gregorian calendar), which…

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Catherine’s Pascha: Book Review & Activities

Catherine's Pascha

As an American married to a Greek, I have been celebrating Pascha (Orthodox Easter) for many years. In our house, family Easter celebrations are a combination of both of our traditions – allowing our children to experience both of our cultures. Easter egg hunts, colorful eggs and baking ham were mixed with flying kites, dying…

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OPA!

The annual Greek Festival in Denver, Colorado has been bringing people together to enjoy Greek art, dancing, music, and food for more than 50 years. My husband was born and raised in Greece, and this is a fun, local way to connect with his culture. I always enjoy listening to the live music, particularly the bouzouki – the…

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