On Sunday (May 1), more than 250 million Orthodox Christians around the world – including thousands in Charlotte – will celebrate Jesus’ resurrection from the dead.
Pascha (pronounced PAHS-kuh), the Orthodox churches’ term for Easter, comes this year more than a month after Catholics and Protestants celebrated this most important Christian feast day.
The Eastern Orthodox branch of Christianity – rooted in national churches in Greece, the Middle East and Eastern Europe – follows a different calendar than the churches based in the West.
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