What’s the difference between Easter and Orthodox Easter?

What’s the difference between Easter and Orthodox Easter?

Orthodox Easter for the year 2021 is celebrated/ observed on Sunday, May 2.

Easter continues to be celebrated on two differentdates depending on which church you belong to. The Orthodox Easter now falls anywhere between April 4 and May 8 and the Catholic Easterfalls anywhere between March 22 and April 25. In rare instances, the dates align, and Easter is celebrated simultaneously.

Russia is where Orthodox Christianity is the dominant religion.

What do Orthodox do on Easter?

This practice is a way of greeting the dead with news that Jesus Christ has risen. Many Greek Orthodox Christians buy Easterbread, known as tsoureki, and prepare lamb for the Easterfeast. Another tradition observed in many Orthodox Christian churches is the blessing of food baskets.

What is Orthodox Christianity beliefs?

Essentially the Orthodox Church shares much with the other ChristianChurches in the beliefthat God revealed himself in Jesus Christ, and a beliefin the incarnation of Christ, his crucifixion and resurrection. The Orthodox Church differs substantially in the way of life and worship.

What Bible does the Orthodox Church use?

The Orthodox Study Bible uses the New King James Version of the Bible as the basis for a fresh translation of the Septuaginttext. The Septuagintis the Greek version of the Bible used by Christ, the Apostles, and the early church.

Do Protestants celebrate Ash Wednesday?

Ash Wednesdayis observed by Western Christianity. Roman Rite Roman Catholics observe it, along with certain Protestants like Lutherans, Anglicans, some Reformed churches, Baptists, Nazarenes, Methodists, Evangelicals, and Mennonites.

The Orthodox church (whether Greek, Russian, Serbian, etc.) still uses the “Julian” calendar, hence the differing dates for religious holidays, including Christmas, Easter, etc. By far the largest difference between the Roman Catholic Church and the Orthodox churches is recognition of the Pope as head of the church on Earth. This split occurred in 1054, the year of “The Great Schism”.  “Eastern Rite” Catholicism is identical to the Orthodox churches in all ways except the calendar and in recognizing the Pope. Since the Gregorian calendar was adopted by the Catholic Church, and the Western World, in 1582 following a “Papal Bull” the calendars have differed because the Orthodox religions did not recognize the Pope’s authority to make such a change (Its scientific accuracy notwithstanding).

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